Area charities eligible for grants; voting starts Sept. 6
Nearly 30,000 eligible charities 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. Among them are groups in Salisbury and Kannapolis.
In Salisbury, the nominees are Rowan County United Way Inc., Rowan Vocational Opportunities Inc., Rape Child and Family Abuse Crisis Council of Salisbury-Rowan Inc., Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary.
In Kannapolis, the nominees are Midways Opportunity House and Shady Brook Elementary School PTO.
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 and their response was tremendous. Thanks to the thousands of Chase customers and employees who participated in the nomination phase, the 2012 Chase Community Giving program will feature nearly 30,000 local charities. These charities serve a variety of meaningful causes and represent communities across the country.
Voting will begin on Sept. 6 and last through Sept. 19. Facebook users will be able to cast their votes at Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving. In addition, Chase customers will be able to vote at 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. You can see the full list of Program Rules by visiting: chase.com/online/Special-Offers/chasegiving_rules.htm
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 10 runners-up; $50,000 to the next 35 runners-up; $20,000 to the next 50 runners-up; $10,000 to the next 100 runners-up;
Visit Facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving to see which charities in your community have been nominated to participate in the 2012 Chase Community Giving program.