13 Ohio organizations awarded $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant to help communities


Operators of the Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program of Marion recieve their donation from State Farm. This program was one of 13 recognized in Ohio.

Operators of the Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program of Marion recieve their donation from State Farm. This program was one of 13 recognized in Ohio.


Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program

UNDATED — Neighbors across the country have responded to help change their communities for the better. 13 Ohio organizations, each won a $25K grant from State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist Grant program and one of those organizations is in Marion.

In just 10 days this spring, 88,000 people cast more than two million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 100 communities, in 34 states, including 13 Ohio organizations, will be getting an assist from State Farm®. State Farm is proud to announce the Top 100 vote-getting causes that have won $25,000 grants to improve their communities.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profits affiliated with each of the Top 100 causes receive grants to address them.

13 of the Top 100 State Farm Neighborhood Assist $25,000 grant winners are in Ohio; Brewhaus Bakery & Dog Bones Impact Kitchen!, Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program, A Village Project, Multipurpose Greenhouse: Cultivating Life Skills, The Brightside Project, Light of Hearts Villa Dementia Education & Support, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Youngstown, OH Chapter, EVE Youth Leadership Workshop, Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub Expansion, Funding Hope for The Homeless, Hope’s Closet, Young Men’s Empowerment Series Mentoring Program, Help kids find calm in chaotic world.

Near Galion, in Marion, is the Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program. The truck is a nonprofit organization in Marion that feeds many kids for free across the city.

“State Farm is happy to celebrate its 100th anniversary by providing these 100 causes with grant money to help them address the needs in their communities,” said Rasheed Merritt, Assistant Vice President at State Farm. “We look forward to seeing the impact these $25,000 grants will have.”

Four thousand cause submissions were accepted in February at www.neighborhoodassist.com. The State Farm Review Committee selected the Top 200 finalists and public voting determined the Top 100. In the eleven years of the program, nearly 500 causes have received a total of $12.5 million to enact change in their communities.

Operators of the Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program of Marion recieve their donation from State Farm. This program was one of 13 recognized in Ohio.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/06/web1_IMG_3924.jpgOperators of the Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program of Marion recieve their donation from State Farm. This program was one of 13 recognized in Ohio. Peanut Butter Jelly Truck Program