Chase Community Giving program returns with millions up for grabs

Chase Community Giving returns today for the fourth time allowing Facebook users to allocate more than $3 million in grants to charities across the United States.

Facebook users will have the opportunity to help determine how Chase distribute this round of grants by voting for their favorite charities through the Chase Community Giving application on Facebook. The Fall 2011 program will award a share of the Chase grants through one round of voting between November 8 at 12:00 pm EST and November 22 at 11:59 am EST.

The charity receiving the most votes during that time will be awarded the top grant of $250,000. Charities finishing in places 2nd – 5th will be awarded $100,000 and charities placing 6th – 100th will receive $25,000.

“We are very excited about the Chase Community Giving Fall 2011 program and building on the success and enthusiasm around our continued efforts to support our local communities,” said Kimberly Davis, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. “The goal of Chase Community Giving is and has always been to give people in our communities a voice and a chance to make a difference.”

To be eligible for the Fall program, charities must be a registered 501(c)(3) public charity with annual operating expenses below $1 million and meet other requirements as described in the program’s rules.

Each year JPMorgan Chase donates more than $150 million to charitable causes.  Since 2009, the Chase Community giving program has distributed $15 million to 400 small and local charities through the Facebook voting contest.

For more information on the program, visit http://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving.

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