Communities across the United States answered the call from State Farm® to submit causes that would make a positive impact in their neighborhoods. Now these projects need your help by voting for them to bring money to their communities. From August 18 through August 27, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com to help bring a $25,000 grant to each of the top 40 vote-getters.
Two thousand submissions were received in June through State Farm Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists, of which 34 states and the District of Columbia are represented.
The following 11 Florida organizations made the top 200:
Ruediger Elementary School in Tallahassee: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2038243
Healthy food boxes by the American Heart Association in Pensacola: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2039876
Tools 4 Teachers by Marjorie’s Hope in New Port Richey: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2038820
Service Learning Microschool in Tampa: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2039100
E.N.D. (Everybody’s Not Doing It) in Fort Pierce: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2039510
The ReEntry Center of Brevard by My Community Cares Inc in Cocoa: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2039885
Bread of Life Putnam County in Palatka: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2039818
Boys to Men Leadership by Connect to Greatness in Boynton Beach: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2040081
Wings of Shelter in Estero: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2039406
Hope Lutheran Church – Learning Center of Hope in Bonita Springs: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2039905
Feeding the Future of Southwest Florida by Blessings in a Backpack SWFL in Fort Myers: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2040123
The top 200 causes have until Aug. 27 at 11:59pm ET to rally votes and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. Voters can use them all on one cause, or spread them out in any way among multiple causes. On September 29, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at www.neighborhoodassist.com and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.
“Neighborhood Assist is unique because your votes help decide where the grant money goes,” said Rasheed Merritt, Assistant Vice President at State Farm. “We encourage everyone to vote for their favorite causes to make a big impact in their communities.”
For a complete list of the top 200 causes or to vote for a cause, go to www.neighborhoodassist.com starting Aug. 18 at 12:00am ET.