Nearly 30,000 eligible charities, including Second Chances Free Food Kitchen in Shelbyville, have been nominated by Chase customers and employees to participate in the fifth installment of the Chase Community Giving program, which will kick off voting in September. When voting ends on Sept. 19, 196 local charities will share in $5 million in grants from Chase. Additionally, eligible, nominated charities that accept their nomination by Aug. 30 will equally share in $2.5 million in additional grants.
In June, Chase customers and employees were given the opportunity to nominate their favorite local charities. The 2012 Chase Community Giving program will feature nearly 30,000 local charities serving a variety of causes and representing communities across the country.
"We are thrilled by the overwhelming number of nominations received for this year's Chase Community Giving program," said Kimberly Davis, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. "With so much enthusiasm, we can't wait to see how communities engage during this year's voting period to support their favorite charities."
Voting will begin on Sept. 6. Facebook users will be able to cast their votes at http://Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving. In addition, Chase customers will be able to vote at http://Chase.com/ChaseGiving. All eligible, nominated charities may participate in the voting program and must accept their nomination as described in the Program Rules by the close of the by the close of voting to receive a grant. A full list of program rules is available at http://chase.com/online/Special-Offers/c...
Following the voting phase, Chase will donate $5 million to the 196 eligible charities who receive the most votes and accepted their nomination, with awards as follows:
* $250,000 to the charity receiving the most votes;
* $100,000 to the next ten runners-up;
* $50,000 to the next thirty-five runners-up;
* $20,000 to the next fifty runners-up; and
* $10,000 to the next one-hundred runners-up.