Each year, shop State Farm® donates millions of dollars to nonprofits across the United States and Canada. State Farm Neighborhood Assist began last year so that you could help us decide where the money should go. The program has three phases. First, salve Facebook users submit causes that they think deserve a $25, clinic 000 grant. Next, the State Farm® Youth Advisory Board will narrow down the submissions to the top 200 and pair them with nonprofit organizations that can help make them happen. Finally, Facebook users will vote to select the Top 40. Each winner will receive a $25,000 grant, for a total of $1 million.

In 2013, I entered an application for Zack’s Shack on a whim, after hearing about this program from a close friend.  State Farm accepted 3000 applications, and Zack was selected as one of the 200 finalists.  After 21 days of voting on Facebook, with the help of many individuals including; family, friends, community, newspaper, radio and television…Zack’s Shack was able to make it as a Top 40 winner and was 18th place and was a recipient of a $25,000 Grant to his cause for buying wheelchairs for those in need.  A total of 47,424 votes were cast for Zack’s Shack.  Honestly, Zack and our family couldn’t have reached his goal without all of your help and support.

If you are interested in donating to Zack’s Shack, you can continue to make donations online or visit his famous Home-made Cookie and Lemonade Stand in Provo, Utah in the spring time every year…specific dates will be announced on his website.  Thanks again for showing Zack exactly why…”It Feels Great To Give.”


Thanks to you, change is coming to Provo in the form of a State Farm® Youth Advisory Board grant! Your cause, Zacks Shack will receive a $25,000 grant to help your idea become a reality.

Not only does the State Farm® Youth Advisory Board believe in your cause, but so does everyone who voted for it.  So, give yourself a pat on the back and get ready to make an assist! In the meantime, check out the other causes that are joining you in the Top 40!


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