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State Farm Invites Individuals to Submit Causes to Assist Their Neighborhoods

State Farm Neighborhood Assist. Do you have a cause that's dear to your heart? Win a $25,000 grant to help your community.
This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and State Farm.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist

From March 3 through March 23, State Farm is asking people from the U.S. and Canada to submit a cause to help make their community a better place, for a chance to win one of 40 $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grants. This is now the third year the Neighborhood Assist youth-led philanthropic program has empowered people in the community to identify issues that are important to them and then giving them the means to make a difference. Once the 40 winning causes are chosen, the program then connects the winners with local non-profits to help them solve their problem.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist. Do you have a cause that's dear to your heart? Win a $25,000 grant to help your community.

I think it’s amazing that State Farm is giving people a chance to make a difference, I also like the fact that the advisory board is comprised of 30 students between the ages of 17-20. It’s the youth that are our future. Cliche I know, but it’s true. I want my girls growing up knowing the issues we face today in society and grow up wanting to give back and make a difference somehow, whatever it is they are passionate about.

So here’s how you can get involved. You are invited to submit causes via the free State Farm Neighborhood Assist Facebook app. The time to submit is open until March 23, however submissions will stop being accepted once 4,000 causes are received. Then the State Farm Youth Advisory Board will review all submissions and identify the top 200 based on a scoring rubric. The top 200 causes will be announced on April 28th and then anyone who has the Facebook app can start voting, up to 10 votes per day until May 16th. The top 40 vote-receiving causes will receive a $25,000 grant. The winning causes will be announced on the Facebook app on May 27.

So go download the Facebook app now so you can participate. Do you have a cause that is important to you? If so, submit it EARLY because the submissions will close once 4,000 are received and based on the past few years, this was way before the deadline.

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26 Comments

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    Mandy@ TheHouseholdHero.com
    March 6, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Wow, such an infoirmative post. I had no idea about this. But I agree that it is awesome initiative of State Farm

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    Jennifer Williams
    March 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I love that State Farm is doing this, I wonder if I can submit ideas for my old community. We just moved to a new area three weeks ago and I have no idea what they could use. I will go check it out to see if I can submit for my old neighborhood.

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    Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    March 7, 2014 at 4:24 am

    I love that State Farm is doing this!! My neighborhood is a-ok, but there are other sections of town or even a nearby city that could use this.

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    Erica
    March 7, 2014 at 7:31 am

    This is a great program! Kudos to State Farm and thanks to you for sharing the info. I’m an infographics junkie!

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    Scott
    March 7, 2014 at 8:03 am

    This is a fantastic service that State Farm is providing and I hope many great causes get the attention and support they deserve. Thanks State Farm!

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    Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys
    March 7, 2014 at 10:07 am

    This is so awesome! State Farm is the insurance my grandmother has and when her house caught fire 3 years ago, they were totally awesome to work with. And here is just another great cause they are a part of. Thanks for sharing!

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    Amber Nelson
    March 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

    That is a great idea. What a nice service to provide.

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    Beth
    March 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I’ve never used State Farm, but my grandparents do. They LOVE that SF offers so many things like this.

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    Amy
    March 7, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! State Farm is really promoting a great service

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    Pam
    March 7, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Our car insurance is through State Farm. They are so helpful. I think this is a great program by them.

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    Ashley Gill
    March 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I seriously love State Farm. I used to work for the company and am so proud of what the uppers in the company do for communities.

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    Triplezmom
    March 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    It’s so great that State Farm is doing this. I love it when companies do good.

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    Pam
    March 7, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Forty $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grants is really a wonderful thing! I am sure it must be next to impossible to narrow 4,000 down to just 40 because most surely they are all worthy causes.

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    Tough Cookie Mommy
    March 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I really like this initiative because I feel that there are so many struggling communities that are lacking important resources for young people especially.

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    Kristen
    March 7, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    First I want to say, that this is my first time visiting your blog and I really love your design and concept. Thanks for sharing this post. 🙂

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    Annemarie
    March 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    What a great post – so much information. Great job of State Farm.

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    Melanie
    March 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I heard about this just the other day. I think this is so great that State Farm is doing it! Going to share

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    amanda ripsam
    March 7, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    we use state farm. we are happy with the rates. As a state farm customer I did not know about this program. They may do better if they let their current customers know too 🙂

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    Amanda Love ~ Growing Up Madison
    March 8, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Sounds like a great thing State Farm is doing. I would love to have street lights in my neighborhood. We live in a very secluded and quiet neighborhood but we have no street lights. Maybe with a few the kids can stay out a bit longer.

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    Rosey
    March 8, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I agree that it’s awesome that the panel members are young adults. It is important to set those standards and let the kids be so totally involved like this. Good lessons for us, them, and the community. A $25k grant is nice too. 🙂

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    Nikki
    March 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I love this, that they’re doing so much good and encouraging others to help select the cause. I’d have a difficult time choosing!

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    March 8, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I hadn’t heard about this program before. I think it’s great that the board is made up of youths, it’s important that youth be involved and heard for many reasons.

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    Tess
    March 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    We have State Farm and love them. Its great what they are doing!

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    Eliz Frank
    March 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I’ve heard so much about this wonderful project… Looking forward to finding out the lucky winners…

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    Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    March 10, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I saw something about this a couple of weeks ago – such a fantastic thing State Farm is doing!

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    Aisha Kristine Chong
    March 10, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for all these information!

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