Community Giving is a program run by Chase that will allow Facebook
users to vote for local charities and non-profits, and help direct
Chase corporate philanthropy dollars to eligible organizations in the
following focus areas: education, healthcare, housing, the environment,
combating hunger, arts and culture, human services, and animal welfare.
The grassroots campaign aims to inspire a new way of corporate
The eligible charity receiving the most votes will be awarded $1
million, the top five runners-up will receive $100,000 each and the 100
finalists, including the top winners, will be awarded $25,000 each.
Additionally, a special Advisory Board led by prominent national
philanthropists will allocate $1 million to the nominated charities of
1 of voting takes place from now until December 11th. Each person gets
20 votes, but can only vote for an individual charity ONCE.
Here's how you can vote for Surfrider:
the Chase Community Giving home page or click the "Charity Search" tab
to explore the thousands of charities involved with this $5 million
initiative. Direct Link to vote for Surfrider: http://bit.ly/4E5TnS <http://bit.ly/4E5TnS> .
you are directed to Surfrider's page, simply hit the "Vote for this
Cause" button. (**Note: you will be urged to become a fan of Chase
Community Giving before you can cast your vote – simply "become a fan"
and once you have voted you can "un-fan" them if you wish.)
making your vote, you'll be presented with plenty of ways to tell
others about this charity. Aside from adding a personal comment to the
charity's Page, you can make an update on Twitter, add a post to your
profile or invite friends to access the application. Additionally, for
those of you with your own blogs there is a code to embed a voting
badge on your blog.
log on to Facebook and vote for Surfrider Foundation. Encourage your
friends to do so as well.