Village Project wins $25K grant

State Senator Matt Dolan spent some time talking to Village Project Executive Director Meredith LaVecchia about the great work Village Project does for our community.

Of the more than 4,000 submissions nationwide, Village Project is honored to announce they are one of the top 100 winners of a $25,000 grant from the 2022 State Farm Neighborhood Assist program! 

“We can’t thank our supporters enough,” says Executive Director Meredith LaVecchia. “After we learned we made it to the top 200 organizations, it was up to our amazing supporters to push us into the top 100. Our volunteers, clients, supporters, donors, friends, family – everyone showed up to make sure we crossed the finish line. We are beyond grateful, blessed and are excited to use this funding to continue to provide nourishing meals and serve our communities.” 

In just 10 days this spring, 88,000 people cast more than 2 million votes to help decide the top 100 winning causes. 

“I am so happy for Village Project,” says Bay Village State Farm Agent Brad Larson. “We’ve been long-time supporters of Village Project through programs such as Nourish and I know this grant will really help out our neighbors experiencing cancer.”

State Farm turns 100 years old this year and to celebrate, they increased the State Farm Neighborhood Assist by epic proportions. The program awarded 100 $25,000 grants (vs. 40 grants in previous years) to nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood improvement projects. Additionally, they doubled the number of cause submissions to 4,000.

Thank you to everyone who voted for Village Project! And thank you to State Farm for this amazing opportunity!

Lisa McDanels

Executive Operations Director at Village Project

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 10:01 AM, 06.21.2022