Local charities look to win Chase Bank’s support

The fifth installment of Chase Bank’s Community Giving program will give 30,000 eligible charities a chance to share $5 million in grants this fall as customers vote for the charities in Greenwich they want to support.

In June, Chase customers and employees were given the opportunity to nominate their favorite local charities and, after an overwhelming response, the 2012 Chase Community Giving program will feature nearly 30,000 charities, representing a variety of causes across the country. Charities nominated in Greenwich include Friends of Autistic People, Cancer Research for Integrative Medicine Research & Education Inc., the Bruce Museum, the Byram Volunteer Fire Department and several others.

The voting phase of the program begins Sept. 6 and ends Sept. 19, at which point the winning 196 local charities will share in the $5 million in Chase grants.

Additionally, eligible nominated charities that accept their nomination by Aug. 30 will equally share in $2.5 million in additional grants.

“We are thrilled by the overwhelming number of nominations received for this year’s Chase Community Giving program,” said Kimberly Davis, president of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. “With so much enthusiasm, we can’t wait to see how communities engage during this year’s voting period to support their favorite charities.”

Facebook users will be able to cast their votes at Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving. In addition, Chase customers will be able to vote at Chase.com/ChaseGiving.

According to Chase, $250,000 will be given to the charity receiving the most votes, $100,000 will go to the next ten runners-up, $50,000 will be given to the next thirty-five runner’s-up; with $20,000 to the next fifty runner’s-up and $10,000 to the next one-hundred runner’s-up.

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