Vote ICAN for Chase Community Giving!

ICAN is excited to be nominated as one of the 2012 Chase Community Giving nominees! This year we have a chance to be one of 196 charities that will receive a share in $5 million in grants. Being one of the 196 charities that win could greatly impact ICAN’s free youth, family, and community programs especially during this time of growth for our organization and the amount of youth we serve daily! The winners are selected by Facebook users and Chase online customers and the voting period begins today, September 6 and lasts through September 19. Please take a minute to vote for ICAN and share the word about voting, because with your help, we can continue to serve more local youth and prevent substance abuse, gang activity, and juvenile delinquency!

Voting is open to Facebook users at Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving and for Chase customers at Chase.com/ChaseGiving. Chase will donate the $5 million to the 196 charities who receive the most votes, with awards as follows:

$250,000 to the charity receiving the most votes;
$100,000 to each of the next ten runner-up charities;
$50,000 to each of the next thirty-five runner-up charities;
$20,000 to each of the next fifty runner-up charities;
$10,000 to each of the next one hundred runner-up charities;

In June, Chase customers and employees came together to nominate the nearly 30,000 charities who make up the pool of participants for the 2012 program. All eligible nominated charities had the opportunity to receive an equal share in an additional $2.5 million grant by accepting their nomination by August 30th.

About Chase Community Giving

Chase Community Giving was introduced in 2009 as a new way forward for giving. It’s a program that lets fans of Chase Community Giving, and now Chase customers, vote to help determine where Chase donates millions of dollars. Since the program’s inception, nearly 3.5 million Facebook users have “liked” Chase Community Giving. In total, millions of people have helped Chase donate over $20 million to over 500 charities in 41 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Chase Community Giving is part of JPMorgan Chase’s annual giving, which totaled more than $200 million last year.

Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/09/06/4241186/chase-community-giving-kicks-off.html#storylink=cpy