State Farm Launches Community Grant Program Nationwide

State Farm Launches Community Grant Program Nationwide

How amazing is this…

Do you have an idea that would make your community a better place to live, and would $25,000 be a game-changer?

I can think of something in my own community that could benefit from $25,000.

Can you?

How can you help make this a reality?

State Farm is here with the assist.

Now through March 6, people from the United States and Canada can submit a cause for a chance to win a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist™ grant.

Neighborhood Assist is a youth-led philanthropic program that empowers people to identify issues in their community. Then the program connects them with a local nonprofit that can help solve the problem by providing an opportunity to receive one of 40 $25,000 grants.

HOW INCREDIBLE, right?

“The beauty of Neighborhood Assist is that it places decision-making power directly in the hands of the public,” said Mary Crego, State Farm Senior Vice President. “We hope the 2013 Neighborhood Assist program is able to increase last year’s widespread positive impact on U.S. and Canadian communities.”

I love that State Farm is helping to change lives for the better in communities.

It’s powerful.

It’s meaningful.

It’s awesome.

In 2012, State Farm grants reached 22 states and 40 communities that ranged in population from 222 to eight million people. Examples of winning causes include helping an animal shelter replace its rescue van and assisting organizations that support the homeless and impoverished. Six neighborhood parks were built or improved, while more than 65 percent of the causes directly impacted youth.

The cause that received the most votes in 2012 was Skate for Change, a group of skateboarders committed to giving back to the low income and homeless in Lincoln, Neb. Teenage Skate for Change member, Paige Bradley, said this about the grant program, “If you want to do something in life, make a change, make a difference, you have to go out and do it. You can’t just sit around and think it’s going to happen.”

This is truly a game changer for your community.

Take the time to think of something and try to make it happen with State Farm.

State Farm Launches Community Grant Program Nationwide was last modified: February 21st, 2013 by Audrey McClelland
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State Farm Launches Community Grant Program Nationwide was last modified: February 21st, 2013 by Audrey McClelland