State Farm offering funds for nonprofits

State Farm Insurance is celebrating its 100 year by enlarging its State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program in 2022. This year, the program will award 100 $25,000 grants (versus 40 grants in previous years) to nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood improvement projects.

“Grant programs that address community needs, like Neighborhood Assist, are more important than ever,” Sequim State Farm insurance agent Jon Jack said. “This initiative truly embodies the spirit of being a Good Neighbor.”

State Farm will begin accepting submissions on Wednesday, Feb. 16, and finish when the company received 4,000 submissions.

Individuals or organizations can submit a cause at The website has a submission guide.

The State Farm Review Committee will then narrow the field to the top 200 finalists using a scoring rubric, but ultimately the public will select the winners.

Online voters have a chance to vote 10 times a day, every day, for 10 days, from April 27-May 6, for their favorite causes from the list of finalists; voting will take place at

Winners are announced Tuesday, June 7. The 100 causes that receive the most votes will each receive a $25,000 grant.

Last year, 125,000 people cast more than three million votes in support of their favorite causes, selecting winners from small towns and big cities, State Farm representatives said. Since the program began, more than 380 causes have received a total of $10 million to enact change in their communities.

“State Farm Neighborhood Assist truly embodies the spirit of what our company has been about for 100 years-being a good neighbor,” said Rasheed Merritt, assistant vice president at State Farm. “We are excited about expanding the program in 2022 to help even more neighborhoods.”