Four Illinois community organizations win a total of $100,000 in State Farm Neighborhood Assist grants.
Four Illinois community organizations win a total of $100,000 in State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grants.
Chicago, IL, November 4, 2020 - In just 10 days this fall, 145,000 people cast 3.9 Million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 40 communities, in 22 states, including Latino Roundtable of Southwestern Illinois, Open Heart Magic, Reading Power, Inc., and The Bloc, will be getting an assist from State Farm. State Farm is proud to announce the Top 40 vote-getting causes that have each won a $25,000 grant to improve their community.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic grant program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profits affiliated with each of the top 40 causes receive grants to address them.
Organization Name City Mission Contact
Open Heart Magic Chicago To use the therapeutic power of magic and laughter to strengthen seriously ill kids in hospitals. Lisa L. Cooper
The Bloc Chicago Use of the sport of boxing to provide resources and opportunities to Chicago's West Side youth. Lisa L. Cooper
Latino Roundtable of Southwestern Illinois Fairmont City Working together to develop and expand available social service resources to the underserved Latino Community. Dave Oloffson
Reading Power, Inc. North Chicago We provide struggling readers individualized tutoring to accelerate literacy and a love of reading. Lisa L. Cooper
"State Farm is proud to support the good neighbors who will be implementing the winning projects in their communities," said Annette Martinez, Senior Vice President at State Farm. "We look forward to seeing the impact of these grants."
Two thousand cause submissions were accepted in July at www.neighborhoodassist.com. The State Farm Review Committee selected the Top 200 finalists and public voting determined the Top 40. In the nine years of the program, more than 340 causes have received a total of $9 million to enact change in their communities.
For a complete list of this year's top 40 causes, please visit: www.neighborhoodassist.com.
Chicago & North Chicago -- Lisa L. Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 607-3716.
Fairmont -- Dave Oloffson at email@example.com or (309) 766-9920
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