Broken Bow, OK (September 25, 2018)-In just 10 days in August, 167,000 people cast 4.5 million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 40 communities, in 19 states, including Little Dixie Community Action Agency’s Southeastern Oklahoma Improving Childhood Education Initiative, will be getting assistance from State Farm. State Farm is proud to announce the Top 40 vote-getting causes will each receive a $25,000 grant to improve their communities.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profits affiliated with each of the top 40 causes receive grants to address them.
This initiative will strengthen and improve the educational environment at LDCAA’s Broken Bow Early Learning Center by incorporating innovative approaches to learning. The agency will utilize these funds to purchase developmentally-appropriate technology solutions to improve education achievement levels of children enrolled. Overall, this initiative will assist children in strengthening their foundation for school readiness and success.
“State Farm is here to help life go right in neighborhoods all across the country. We look forward to seeing the changes in these 40 communities because of the Neighborhood Assist Grants,” said Allison Bertsche, Public Affairs Director at State Farm.
At least one submission was received from each of the 50 states. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists from 2,000 submissions. In the seven years of the program, more than 250 causes have received a total of $7 million to enact change in their communities.
For a complete list of this year’s top 40 causes, please visit: www.neighborhoodassist.com