New York, August 6, 2012 - Nearly 30,000 eligible charities have been nominated by Chase customers and employees to participate in the fifth installment of the Chase Community Giving program, which will kick off voting in September. When voting ends on September 19, 196 local charities will share in $5 million in grants from Chase. Additionally, eligible, nominated charities that accept their nomination by August 30 will equally share in $2.5 million in additional grants.
In June, Chase customers and employees were given the opportunity to nominate their favorite local charities and their response was tremendous. Thanks to the thousands of Chase customers and employees who participated in the nomination phase, the 2012 Chase Community Giving program will feature nearly 30,000 local charities. These charities serve a variety of meaningful causes and represent communities across the country.
"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."
Voting will begin on September 6 and last through September 19. 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. All eligible, nominated charities may participate in the voting program and must accept their nomination as described in the Program Rules by the close of the by the close of voting to receive a grant. You can see the full list of Program Rules by visiting: chase.com/online/Special-Offers/chasegiving_rules.htm
Following the voting phase, Chase will donate $5 million to the 196 eligible charities who receive the most votes and accepted their nomination, with awards as follows:
Visit Facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving to see which charities in your community have been nominated to participate in the 2012 Chase Community Giving program
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE: JPM], a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.
About Chase Community Giving
Chase Community Giving was introduced in 2009 as a new way forward for giving. It's a program that lets fans of Chase Community Giving, and now Chase customers, vote to help determine where Chase donates millions of dollars. Since the program's inception, nearly 3.5 million Facebook users have "liked" Chase Community Giving. In total, millions of people have helped Chase donate over $20 million to over 500 charities in 41 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Chase Community Giving is part of JPMorgan Chase's annual giving, which totals more than $150 million each year.