The past few weeks, Facebook users have been getting a steady stream of messages from friends and not-for-profit organizations asking for clicks to support them in a campaign for a $25,000 grant from Chase’s Community Giving Program.
One Lexington group, Lexington Children’s Theatre, finished in the Top 100 of the national competition that ended Dec. 12. That means the theater will receive $25,000 and be in the running for round two of the Community Giving campaign where one winner will receive $1 million, five will receive $100,000 and some other awards will also be made. Chase is donating a total of $5 million through the campaign.
Lexington Children’s Theatre was the only Kentucky group on the list of 100 winners from 31 states. Eligible organizations had to be not-for-profit groups with operating budgets of $10 million or less that serve the general population.
For the second round of voting, which will be Jan. 15 to Feb. 1, groups will have to submit a proposal of what they would do with a $1 million grant that Facebook users will be able to read.