The latest round of J.P. Morgan Chase's "Chase Community Giving" grant campaign is live on Facebook, and several of Drum Corps International's corps are once again in the running.
The Fall 2011 edition of the program is open to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that have operating expenses of less than $1 million. Actively participating and promoting their involvement from DCI's ranks are the Academy, Blue Knights, Cascades, Colts, Crossmen, Genesis, Legends, Oregon Crusaders, Pioneer, Raiders and Velvet Knights.
The top 100 charities as determined by those who "like" the Chase Community Giving page on Facebook and vote, have the chance to share in $3 million worth of grants. The top vote getter will receive $250,000, the next four runners up will receive $100,000 and the remaining will receive $25,000 each to use toward furthering their worthy causes.
Voting runs for a limited time only until Tuesday, Nov. 22. Winners are expected to be announced coming into the Thanksgiving holiday.
Visit each of the corps' pages on the Chase Community Giving Facebook page to learn more and to cast up to 10 votes.
Drum Corps International Corps
Blue Knights (Listed under Ascend Performing Arts)
Cascades (Listed under Northwest Youth Music Association)
Colts (Listed under Drum Corps Parents & Boosters Club)
Other Drum Corps Organizations
Drum Corps International, its member corps and affiliates have fared well in Chase Community Giving in the past, receiving an incredible $820,000 in grant money.
Drum Corps International: $125,000
Blue Devils: $45,000
Santa Clara Vanguard: $45,000
Youth Education in the Arts (The Cadets): $225,000
MENC: The National Association for Music Education: $25,000
Music For All: $25,000
WGI Sport of the Arts: $25,000
Madison Scouts: $20,000
Blue Stars: $20,000
Boston Crusaders: $20,000
Jersey Surf: $20,000
Pacific Crest: $20,000
Carolina Crown: $25,000
The Cavaliers: $25,000
Phantom Regiment: $25,000