Chase Announces Winning Charities in Final Round of
Chase Community Giving
Humanitarian relief group edges out pet rescue charity to
receive top grant from Chase
May 26, 2010 - Chase announced
today the charities that will receive grants from Chase
through Round Two of
Chase Community Giving on Facebook. Winning charities
will use the funding for a variety of meaningful causes such
as youth arts education, pet rescue, humanitarian relief,
aiding the homeless and helping people with disabilities.
selected a humanitarian relief organization,
of Argentina Relief Appeal of New York City, New York,
and an animal welfare organization,
Petfinder.com Foundation of Tucson, Arizona, as the top
recipients of grants from Chase in the final round of Chase
Community Giving. Chabad of Argentina, also supported by
UNICEF, rescues at-risk children and teenagers.. The
Petfinder.com Foundation works with shelters, rescue
organizations and animal welfare organizations nationally to
help every adoptable pet find a good home.
The two charities will receive $500,000 and $400,000,
join previous Chase Community Giving grand-prize
winners Invisible Children and Harry Potter Alliance.
Invisible Children – winner of the first Chase Community
Giving – works through the support of U.S. high school and
college students to advocate for the rescue of children in
central Africa who have been kidnapped from their homes and
forced to serve as soldiers in a civil war in Uganda. Harry
Potter Alliance – winner of the second Chase Community
Giving – uses popular culture to inspire young people across
the world to become civically engaged.
runner-up charities were selected with the help of Facebook
users and will receive from $200,000 to $300,000. These
Sonia and Max Silverstein Hebrew Academy of Great Neck,
NY, which is trying to raise additional funds to promote
physical fitness and healthy eating for young people;
Education in the Arts of Allentown, PA, which supports
the development of life skills in youth through
participation in the performing arts; and
Wildlife Center of Virginia of Waynesboro, VA, which is
one of the world’s leading teaching and research hospitals
for wildlife, providing quality care each year to thousands
of injured and orphaned animals.
have once again spoken, and showed which causes are most
important to them” said Kim Davis, President of the JPMorgan
Chase Foundation. “We’re very proud of yet another
successful season of Chase Community Giving and continue to
be moved by the amazing work of the charities
In Round Two, the top
100 charities receiving the most votes from Round One
submitted “Big Ideas” on how they would use the grant money
to make a significant impact in their communities. The
charities rallied thousands of supporters through online
videos, mass emails, and other grassroots efforts to promote
their Big Ideas. These top 100 charities representing 27
states and the District of Columbia previously won $25,000
each in Round One.
In addition to the $5
million awarded to the charities receiving the most votes, a
Chase advisory board will select charities to share an
additional $500,000. Members of the advisory board will be
announced in the coming weeks.
The Spring 2011
program is the third installment of Chase Community Giving.
Earlier this year, Chase announced a two-year, $25 million
commitment to the Chase Community Giving program, which
allows Facebook’s 500+ million users to choose from hundreds
of thousands of charities and vote for them to win grants
from Chase. More than 2.9 million Facebook users have
“Liked” the Chase Community Giving page. Eligible charities
included 501(c)(3) charities with an operating budget from
$1 million to $10 million. Later this year, the Chase
Community Giving will host another program for charities
with budgets of less than
donates a total of more than
$150 million annually to more than 3,000 non-profit
organizations in local communities, nationally and abroad.
This $5 million Facebook effort is in addition to the bank's
traditional philanthropic giving.
information on the program, visit
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