Chicagoland Non-profits Vying to Win One of Forty $25,000 Grants

Lisa Cooper
Updated 9/22/2020 8:22 AM

Help Chicagoland Communities Win a $25,000 Grant and Vote starting on September 23!

State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Announces Top 200 Causes That Need Your Votes


Communities across the United States answered the call from State Farm® to submit causes that would make a positive impact in their neighborhoods. Twelve (12) Chicagoland causes need your help by voting for them and encouraging others to vote to bring money to their communities.

From Sept. 23 through Oct. 2, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at to help bring a $25,000 grant to each of the top 40 vote-getters.

Two thousand submissions were received through State Farm Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists.

Chicagoland causes in the Top 200 include:

Cause Organization City Cause URL Direct Voting Link

Bartlett Fire Protection District Residential Smoke Alarm Installation Bartlett Fire Protection District Bartlett https://<URL destination=" ">

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Creating therapy kits for families to continue mental health services at home during COVID-19 Northwestern Settlement Chicago

College Possible Chicago College Possible Chicago Chicago

Rogers Park Community Response Team Howard Area Community Center Chicago

Telehealth Counseling for High-Risk Youth Youth Outreach Services Chicago


Project H.O.O.D.’s Construction Program â€" It’s Rebuilding Lives! Project H.O.O.D. Chicago

The Night Ministry The Night Ministry Chicago

Open Heart Magic Open Heart Magic Chicago

Create a Sanctuary for Chicago's Youth The Bloc Chicago https://<URL destination=" ">


Turning Point, Inc. Turning Point, Inc. Crystal Lake

Reading Power, Inc. Reading Power, Inc. North Chicago

Cancer Wellness Center - Cancer Support Services Cancer Wellness Center Northbrook https://<URL destination=" ">


Address food insecurity in Chicago and its near-west suburbs. Beyond Hunger Chicago Oak Park

Together We Cope Food Pantry Together We Cope Tinley Park

The 200 causes have until Oct. 2 at 11:59pm ET to rally votes, and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. Voters can use them all on one cause, or spread them out in any way among multiple causes.

On November 4, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.

For a complete list of the top 200 causes or to vote for a cause, go to starting September 23 at 12:01am ET.

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