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Take Action in your Community through State Farm Neighborhood Assist

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Posted 6:36:23 PM by Dave Oloffson

Take Action in your Community through State Farm Neighborhood Assist®
Forty causes will each win a $25,000 grant to assist their neighborhood
Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist. Part of the State Farm Neighborhood of Good® initiative, State Farm Neighborhood Assist is back for its eighth year in 2019.
The program awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood projects involved in education, safety and community development.
Five of the 40 winners in 2018 were causes from Illinois, including PeoriaDecatur and Bloomington-Normal.
Here's how the easy process works:
  • Submission Phase: Starts June 5 and ends when 2,000 submissions are reached
  • Individuals can submit a cause at starting June 5. You can prepare now by going to the website and downloading the Submission Guide. We will accept the first 2,000 submissions. The State Farm Review Committee will then narrow the field to the top 200 finalists using a scoring rubric.
  • Voting Phase: Aug. 14-Aug.23
  • Ultimately, voters will decide which community improvement projects win big. The public will have a chance to vote 10 times a day, every day for 10 days from August 14-August 23 for their favorite causes from the list of finalists. Voting will take place at
  • Winners Announced: Sept. 25
  • The 40 causes that receive the most votes will each win a $25,000 grant. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 25 at
"Neighborhood Assist is another example of how small acts can equal big impacts in communities all across the U.S.," said Allison Bertsche, State Farm Public Affairs Director. "From identifying an important cause to rallying your community to vote for it, this program is all about neighbors helping neighbors."
Last year, 167,000 people cast 4.5 million votes in support of their favorite causes, selecting winners from small towns and big cities.
Since the program began, State Farm has awarded $7 million to more than 250 organizations.