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Tom's Of Maine Invites Nonprofits Nationwide To Apply For Funding As Part Of Its Fourth Annual "50 States For Good" Program


  Posted in GOOD News on May 4, 2012    0 Comments 
Tom's Of Maine Invites Nonprofits Nationwide To Apply For Funding As Part Of Its Fourth Annual "50 States For Good" Program
Tom's of Maine is accepting applications from every state in the U.S. for its "50 States for Good" program and will award a total of $150,000 in funding towards impactful community projects. Now in its fourth year, the "50 States for Good" program seeks to uncover grassroots nonprofit groups working to address community needs and engaging volunteers to get the work done. Eligible 501(c)3 organizations can get more information and apply online at www.50statesforgood.com now through June 12, 2012.

For the first time, this year's "50 States for Good" program will feature 51 finalists, one from each state and the District of Columbia, as determined by a panel of independent judges. Then, the public will have the power to determine the six winning organizations that will receive funding. The organization with the most public support will receive $50,000 in sponsorship funding, while five additional organizations will each receive $20,000 based on the public vote.

"The '50 States for Good' program is our unique way of giving smaller nonprofits a chance to show their meaningful work to a larger audience and to realize the power of us all working together," said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom's of Maine. "We've focused this program on supporting healthy, human and environmental goodness because it's core to who we are at Tom's of Maine. In past years, we've funded projects that planted trees in areas devastated by hurricanes, cared for animals, provided meals and created awareness for pressing environmental issues like our nation's oceans, among other ideas. These all made a lasting impact on local communities. This year, we increased the number of finalists in an effort to ensure each state is represented in the final voting phase and in the hopes we'll see a groundswell of goodness as people share information about the projects from coast to coast."

Volunteers nationwide are encouraged to share the news of the Tom's of Maine's "50 States for Good" initiative with any qualifying 501(c)3 in good standing with an organizational operating budget under $2 million. To help its own employees find the time to volunteer, Tom's of Maine offers every employee 5% of paid time off, up to 12 days a year, to volunteer in their local community or beyond.

Tom's of Maine is a longtime supporter of community involvement programs including clean waterways and greater access to affordable dental care, among many other programs. In addition, since its inception, a core business principle has been to donate 10% of profits back to the community.


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