Winter Haven, FL. (September 22, 2020) – 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 September 23 through October 2, 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 July 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 36 states are represented.
The following 16 Florida organizations made the top 200:
Organization City – County URL
The Immokalee Foundation – Immokalee https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2033449
Meals of Hope – Immokalee https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2034228
Selah Freedom -Tampa
Voices for Children of Tampa Bay https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2033901
Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County -Lakeland https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2033626
KidsPack – Lakeland
Roots and Wings – Delray Beach https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2033510
Special Spaces – Boca Raton https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2034450
Best Foot Forward Foundation – Boca Raton https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2034511
Kids In Distress – Ft. Lauderdale https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2034218?
Miami Rescue Mission – Miami https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2034296
She’s Adored – Miami
Family Promise of Brevard – Brevard County https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2033694
Beyond the Walls Food Pantry – Fruitland Park https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2034255
Pace Center for Girls – Orange Park https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2034419
Bread of the Mighty Food Bank Gainesville https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2034976
The top 200 causes have until Oct. 2 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 November 4, 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.
“During these challenging times, State Farm is pleased to offer grant opportunities through Neighborhood Assist,” said Annette Martinez, State Farm Senior Vice President. “It’s part of our commitment to helping build safer, stronger, and better educated communities.”
For a complete list of the top 200 causes or to vote for a cause, go to www.neighborhoodassist.com starting Sept. 23 at 12:00am ET.