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

The Academy

Chase Community Giving

Blue Knights (Listed under Ascend Performing Arts)

Chase Community Giving

Cascades (Listed under Northwest Youth Music Association)

Chase Community Giving

Colts (Listed under Drum Corps Parents & Boosters Club)

Chase Community Giving


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Chase Community Giving

Oregon Crusaders

Chase Community Giving


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Chase Community Giving

Velvet Knights

Chase Community Giving

Other Drum Corps Organizations

Atlanta CV

Chase Community Giving

Minnesota Brass

Chase Community Giving


Chase Community Giving

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.

May, 2011

Drum Corps International: $125,000

Blue Devils: $45,000

Glassmen: $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

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July, 2010

Madison Scouts: $20,000

Blue Stars: $20,000

Boston Crusaders: $20,000

Bluecoats: $20,000

Jersey Surf: $20,000

Troopers: $20,000

Pacific Crest: $20,000

Spirit: $20,000

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January, 2010

Carolina Crown: $25,000

The Cavaliers: $25,000

Colts: $25,000

Phantom Regiment: $25,000

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