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Over 1.5 Million Online Votes Help 196 Local Charities Receive a Share in $5 Million in the 2012 Chase Community Giving Program

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Over 1.5 Million Online Votes Help 196 Local Charities Receive a Share in $5 Million in the 2012 Chase Community Giving Program14:03 EDT Thursday, September 20, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Chase announced today the winners of the 2012 Chase Community Giving program, a crowd-sourced philanthropy program launched in 2009. 196 charities selected by Facebook users and Chase online customers will receive a share in $5 million in grants from Chase. Winning charities will use the funding for a variety of meaningful causes such as revitalizing communities, supporting the performing arts, finding homes for homeless animals, and raising money and awareness for cancer research. Chase Community Giving voters selected Boston's Egyptian Cancer Network (ECN) to receive a $250,000 grant from Chase. Over 90,000 votes were cast for ECN, which helps to further cancer education, research, and care as well as medical infrastructure in Egypt. Ten runner-up charities were selected to receive $100,000 from Chase. These charities are: IAN SOMERHALDER FOUNDATION     Los Angeles     CA BILL MEMORIAL FOUNDATION Beverly Hills CA WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION Washington DC Nyaya Health A Nonprofit Corporation Boston MA LUCKY DOG RESCUE Meridian MS VT SEVA Princeton Junction NJ HELP NEPAL NETWORK US INC Brooklyn NY GMIN ORGANIZATION INC Brooklyn NY DIAMOND BLACKFAN ANEMIA FOUNDATION West Seneca NY ADVITA FUND USA Houston TX “The 2012 Chase Community Giving program was an overwhelming success, with over 1.5 million votes cast for participating charities,” said Kimberly Davis, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. “This December, we hope to continue this enthusiasm as we once again celebrate former Chase Community Giving participants on NBC at the second annual American Giving Awards.” In addition to ECN and the ten runner-up charities, the following thirty-five organizations will receive $50,000: WILL LUTHCKE FOUNDATION     Indian Springs     AL RONAN THOMPSON FOUNDATION INC Scottsdale AZ VETERAN TICKETS FOUNDATION Phoenix AZ ST FRANCIS CHILDRENS FUND N Hollywood CA Office of Letters and Light Berkeley CA ANIMAL RESCUE MEDIA & EDUCATION Valley Village CA Cure JM Foundation Encinitas CA HOME AT LAST SANCTUARY INC Chico CA SAHAITA INC Fremont CA GO Campaign Santa Monica CA SANKARA EYE FOUNDATION USA Milpitas CA MILL DOG RESCUE NETWORK Colorado Springs CO BIKES BELONG FOUNDATION Boulder CO PUPPY RESCUE MISSION Cripple Creek CO Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Org Centennial CO Rett Syndrome Research Trust, Inc. Trumbull CT AMERICAN FRIENDS OF UN TECHO PARA MI PAIS INC Miami FL FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OF GREATER MIAMI INC Sunny Isl Bch FL MIAMI LEGAL SOCIETY INC Miami FL Save the Manatee Club, Inc. Maitland FL FOUNDATION FOR ANGELMAN SYNDROME THERAPEUTICS Downers Grove IL Paws Chicago Chicago IL Tony Stewart Foundation, Inc. Indianapolis IN HARMONY FUND INC Holden MA CAMP SUNSHINE AT SEBAGO LAKE INC Casco ME THE SPARTAN JUNIOR DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS INC Nashua NH FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE A NJ NONPROFIT CORPORATION Manalapan NJ SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE INC Brooklyn NY FUNDACION MONUMENTO VIVIENTE DE NUEVA YORK New York NY PIBBLES & MORE ANIMAL RESCUE INC Ridgewood NY WOLF CONSERVATION CENTER FOUNDATION South Salem NY SECULAR STUDENT ALLIANCE Columbus OH NOAHS ARKS RESCUE Okatie SC WWW PILOTSNPAWS ORG INCORPORATED Landrum SC TELUGU ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA INCORPORATED Houston TX The following fifty charities will receive $20,000: CHRYSALIS SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INC     Phoenix     AZ JOURNEYS END RANCH ANIMAL SANCTUARY Kingman AZ ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION Goleta CA BUNNY WORLD FOUNDATION Los Angeles CA THE LET BE FOUNDATION INC Chino CA MANDARINS OF SACRAMENTO INC Sacramento CA NEURO IMMUNE DISEASE ALLIANCE INC Agoura Hills CA ONE PERCENT FOUNDATION San Francisco CA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED RESCUE Norco CA PAWSITIVE TEAMS INC San Diego CA ASCEND PERFORMING ARTS INC Denver CO COLORADO FOURTEENERS INITIATIVE Golden CO EARTH DAY NETWORK INC Washington DC SHARE THE STOKE FOUNDATION Lake Worth FL Zoological Society of Florida Miami FL COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER INC Clearwater FL ONE BODY VILLAGE INC Jonesboro GA FOUNDATION BEYOND BELIEF INC Alpharetta GA ANGELMAN SYNDROME FOUNDATION INC Aurora IL GIGIS PLAYHOUSE INC Hoffman Estates IL Les Turner Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation Skokie IL Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation Chicago IL Midwest Dachshund Rescue Inc Tinley Park IL TIMMY FOUNDATION INC Indianapolis IN VIETNAMESE AMERICAN INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT INC Dorchester MA Sanfilippo Research Foundation, Inc. Wellesley MA ICING SMILES Ellicott City MD PLUMPTON PARK ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS INC Rising Sun MD CAMP CASEY CORPORATION Royal Oak MI WILLIAMS SYNDROME ASSOCIATION INC Troy MI TEEN HYPE Detroit MI ART FEEDS Joplin MO Outreach International Independence MO MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY North Conway NH THE 11TH HOUR ANIMAL RESCUE INC Rockaway NJ JONAHS JUST BEGUN-FOUNDATION TO CURE SANFILIPPO INC Brooklyn NY RESTORE NYC INC New York NY CAMP QUEST INC Columbus OH INSTITUTE OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ANDEXCELLENCE Cincinnati OH PETPROMISE Columbus OH WILD HEART RANCH WILDLIFE RESCUE Claremore OK ETHAN JOSTAD FOUNDATION Eagle Point OR PONGO FUND Portland OR PROJECT SWEET PEAS Belle Vernon PA ONE LITTLE DID Philadelphia PA Kraddick Foundation dba Kidd's Kids Las Colinas TX TINY SPARROW FOUNDATION Plano TX Bat Conservation International, Inc. Austin TX VISTA RIDGE BAND BOOSTERS Cedar Park TX POWER OF PAIN FOUNDATION Colonial Heights VA The following one hundred charities will receive $10,000: BOXER LUV RESCUE     Phoenix     AZ CLIFTON R LEWIS GOOD LIFE FOUNDATION Tolleson AZ Orphanage Outreach, Inc. Glendale AZ MG FINANCIAL COUNSELING INC Lomita CA KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION Carlsbad CA ARCADIA MUSIC CLUB Arcadia CA IIT BOMBAY HERITAGE FUND INC Cupertino CA DIRTY DOG SQUAD Marina del Rey CA RESCUE TRAIN Studio City CA INTERNATIONAL SURF LIFESAVING ASSOCIATION Huntington Beach CA MUTTVILLE San Francisco CA The International Society for Mannosidosis & Related Diseases, Inc. Saratoga CA CALIFORNIA FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA FOUNDATION Galt CA One Heart for Hope Foothill Ranch CA Gibbon Conservation Center Santa Clarita CA ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC Boulder CO AKSHAYA USA Aurora CO JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS OUTDOOR EDUCATION Lakewood CO Hmong National Development, Inc. Washington DC Active Minds, Inc. Washington DC INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN VALUES Washington DC DELTA RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Washington DC Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Inc. Clearwater FL A SECOND CHANCE PUPPIES AND KITTENS RESCUE INC Royal Palm Beach FL K9 SERVICES GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE INC Middleburg FL EMERALD COAST WILDLIFE REFUGE INC Fort Walton Beach FL LOVEWELL INSTITUTE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS Ft Lauderdale FL PROMISE INC Palm Bay FL NOAHS LIGHT FOUNDATION Winter Garden FL LAOTIAN AMERICAN SOCIETY INC Atlanta GA NOAHS HOPE Sioux City IA WEST HANCOCK CANINE RESCUE Hamilton IL FORUM JAZZ DANCE THEATRE Libertyville IL Project Vision Inc Chicago IL ELEMENTS CONTEMPORARY BALLET NFP Chicago IL JOHN MCNICHOLAS PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION Chicago IL First Folio Shakespeare Festival Clarendon Hills IL Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Chicago IL PIEL MORENA CONTEMPORARY DANCE Chicago IL ORACLE PRODUCTIONS AN ILLINOIS NONPROFIT CORPORATION Chicago IL Writers' Theatre, Inc. Glencoe IL NATALIES SECOND CHANCE DOG SHELTER INC Lafayette IN LIVING ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER INC Lexington KY BATON ROUGE YOUTH COALITION INC Baton Rouge LA ANIMAL AID FOR VERMILION AREA INC Abbeville LA Cry-Child Rights and You America Inc. Braintree MA PHYSICIANS FOR HAITI INC Brookline MA MICHIGAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL INC Jackson MI BOTTOMLESS TOY CHEST Birmingham MI DETROIT DOG RESCUE Saint Clair Shores MI BURGE BIRD RESCUE Grandview MO Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Inc. Bozeman MT PHOENIX RISING AN NEID CORPORATION Raleigh NC HUMANE SOCIETY INC Fargo ND START OVER ROVER INC Hastings NE COOKIES FOR KIDS CANCER Califon NJ Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project Boonton NJ ADOPT-A-SOLDIER PLATOON INC Fair Lawn NJ WOODLANDS WILDLIFE REFUGE INC Pittstown NJ Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Inc. Medford NJ NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION New York NY WOODSTOCK FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY INC Woodstock NY AN ANGEL IN QUEENS INC Woodhaven NY LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION INC New York NY LITWORLD INTERNATIONAL INC New York NY FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OF NEW YORK Brooklyn NY NATIONAL STUTTERING ASSOCIATION New York NY Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America, Inc. New York NY BUDDY FUND INC Thornwood NY ANIMAL HAVEN INC New York NY Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Foundation, Inc. Chappaqua NY GUARDIANS OF RESCUE INC Smithtown NY BANNERMANS CASTLE TRUST INC Glenham NY PANTHERA CORPORATION New York NY LAST CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE FUND Southampton NY TOBY PROJECT INC New York NY OPERATION MIGRATION-USA INC Niagara Falls NY MOLLIE BIGGANE MELANOMA FOUNDATION INC Garden City NY SMILIN PIT BULL RESCUE INC East Aurora NY Theatreworks USA Corp. New York NY Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc. New York NY Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inc. Grove City OH WATER TEAM INTERNATIONAL Florence OR SOUTHRIDGE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AND DANCE ENSEMBLES INC Beaverton OR PHILADELPHIA ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY Philadelphia PA United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc. Pittsburgh PA HUMANE SOCIETY OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY S Abingtn Twp PA CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH ASSOCIATION Glenolden PA THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE EASTON PA SANCTUARY AT HAAFSVILLE Fogelsville PA SULLIVAN CENTRAL SCHOOL BAND PARENT ORGANIZATION Blountville TN Music City Youth in the Arts / Music City Drum and Bugle Corps Nashville TN BANGLADESH ASSOCIATION HOUSTON TX MARCHING GREEN PRIDE BAND BOOSTERS Azle TX PAMANA Allen TX Galveston Bay Foundation Webster TX WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER OF NORTHERN UTAH Farr West UT HEALING HEART SANCTUARY Kanab UT Sahasra Deepika Foundation for Education, Inc. Potomac Falls VA PIGS PEACE SANCTUARY Stanwood WA In June, Chase customers and employees came together to nominate the nearly 30,000 charities who made up the pool of participants for the 2012 program. All eligible nominated charities had the opportunity to receive an equal share in an additional $2.5 million grant by accepting their nomination by August 30th. The list of charities who will receive an equal share in $2.5 million can be seen on the Chase Community Giving Facebook page. This is the fifth installment of Chase Community Giving, which has provided a share of more than $20 million to 500 charities in 41 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico since 2009. To date, more than 3.8 million Facebook users have “Liked” the Chase Community Giving page. For more information about Chase Community Giving and the American Giving Awards, visit To learn more about what Chase is doing to serve its communities, visit About Chase Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at About Chase Community Giving Chase Community Giving was introduced in 2009 as a new way forward for giving. It's a program that lets fans of Chase Community Giving, and now Chase customers, vote to help determine where Chase donates millions of dollars. Since the program's inception, nearly 3.5 million Facebook users have “liked” Chase Community Giving. In total, millions of people have helped Chase donate over $20 million to over 500 charities in 41 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Chase Community Giving is part of JPMorgan Chase's annual giving, which totaled more than $200 million last year. JPMorgan Chase & Co.Erich Timmerman,