UNDATED – Neighbors across the country have responded to help change their communities for the better. 13 Ohio organizations have each won a $25,000 grant from State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist Grant program and one of those organizations is in Marion.
In just 10 days this spring, 88,000 people cast more than two million votes to support their favorite causes. As a result, 100 communities in 34 states, including 13 organizations in Ohio, will receive assistance from State Farm®. State Farm is proud to announce the Top 100 Voting Causes that won $25,000 grants to better their communities.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a participatory philanthropic program that enables communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Nonprofits affiliated with each of the top 100 causes receive grants to address them.
13 of the top 100 State Farm Neighborhood Assist $25,000 grant winners are in Ohio; Brewhaus Bakery & Dog Bones Impact Kitchen!, Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program, A Village Project, Multipurpose Greenhouse: Cultivating Life Skills, The Brightside Project, Light of Hearts Villa Dementia Education & Support, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Youngstown, OH Chapter, EVE Youth Leadership Workshop, Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Center Expansion, Hope Funding for the Homeless, Hope’s Closet, Young Men’s Empowerment Series Mentorship Program , help children find calm in a chaotic world.
Near Galion, in Marion, is the Peanut Butter Jelly Truck program. The Truck is Marion’s non-profit organization that feeds many children across the city for free.
“State Farm is pleased to celebrate its 100th anniversary by providing these 100 causes with grants to help meet the needs of their communities,” said Rasheed Merritt, Assistant Vice President of State Farm. “We can’t wait to see the impact these $25,000 grants will have. »
Four thousand case submissions were accepted in February at www.neighborhoodassist.com. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists, and public voting determined the Top 100. Over the program’s eleven years, nearly 500 causes received a total of $12.5 million to make changes in their communities.
Operators of Marion’s Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program receive their donation from State Farm. This program was one of 13 recognized in Ohio.