You can help an Arkansas cause win $25,000

Communities across the U.S. answered the call from State Farm to submit causes that would make a positive impact in their neighborhoods. Now an Arkansas project needs your help. 

Beginning tomorrow and running through Aug. 27, U.S. residents who are 18 and older can vote for their favorite cause at to help bring a $25,000 grant to each of the top 40 vote-getters.

Two thousand submissions were received in June through Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Out of the 200 finalists selected, one cause from Arkansas was selected to proceed to the voting phase: “The CALL” which recruits, trains and supports foster families.

The top 200 causes have from Aug. 18 until Aug. 27 at 11:59pm ET to rally votes, and voters are allowed up to 10 votes per day. Voters can vote for one cause, or spread their votes among multiple causes. On September 29, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits. 

“Neighborhood Assist is unique because your votes help decide where the grant money goes,” said Rasheed Merritt, Assistant Vice President at State Farm. “We encourage everyone to vote for their favorite causes to make a big impact in their communities.”

For a complete list of the top 200 causes, go to