Local organizations compete for Chase funds

A variety of local organizations are competing for funds from Chase Community Giving this month.

A variety of local organizations have been invited by Chase Community Giving to compete for millions of dollars in grant funds.

The well-known Chase Community Giving contest asks Facebook users to vote for their favorite local charity. Charities were nominated by customers and employees June 12-July 9. Each charity was screened for eligibility requirements before making it to the voting round. 

The local charities selected include the Loma Cat House, Grand Junction Symphony, Mavs Sports Club, Community Hospital Foundation, Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, Operation Interdependence, Kids Aid, Camp Hope, Child and Migrant Services, and Help Haiti. A variety of other non-profit organizations from surrounding areas in Colorado including Montrose, Rifle and Durango are also competing.

Beginning Sept. 6, each person will be allowed two votes for their favorite charity. Chase Bank members will receive an extra vote. Voting will take place at Chase Community Giving.

The idea that “you decide what matters,” is what drives the popular competition. According to the website, more than $20 in grants have been awarded to 500 charities across the United States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Voting will end Sept. 19.




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