The State Farm Insurance corporation is celebrating their 100th anniversary by building their Neighborhood Assist program even bigger. The company is helping meet needs in communities with $25,000 grant opportunities by providing funding for projects in libraries, emergency responder departments, schools, and non-profit organizations.
The program will award 100 grants, more than double the 40 grants given in previous years, and accept up to 4,000 cause submissions. Since the program’s inception over 11 years ago, seven causes in North Carolina have been provided for through Neighborhood Assist. Since 2012, more than 380 causes have received over $10 million to enact change in their communities.
“State Farm Neighborhood Assist truly embodies the spirit of what our company has been about for 100 years-being a good neighbor,” said Jonathan Porwick, State Farm South Carolina Vice President.
The submission phase for the program will start on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. and will continue until the submission limit is met. Voting for the causes will run from April 27-May 6. The public can vote for their favorites projects up to 10 times a day from a list of finalists during that time period. Winners will be announced on June 7.
For more information about the program, visit www.neighborhoodassist.com. Participants can prepare now by visiting the site and downloading a submission guide.