Thursday, December 01, 2011

Vote now for Matthew Shepard Foundation in Chase American Giving Awards competition

From the Casper Star-Tribune:
The Matthew Shepard Foundation is one of five nonprofits competing nationally Dec. 1-8 to win grant money from the Chase American Giving Awards. A total of $2 million will be awarded based on participants' voting on Facebook.

The Foundation is the only Wyoming nonprofit and only LGBT organization competing. It reached the final round of competition based on semifinals voting in the fall.

With the winnings, the foundation plans to develop an interactive online program, similar to a video game, that would use expert advice to teach youth how to cope with bullying and harassment, according to a media release.

The nonprofit with the most votes will receive $1 million, with second place winning $500,000, third place $250,000, and two runners-up $125,000.

Voters can visit to cast their ballot.

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