Chase announced today the winners of the 2012 Chase Community Giving program, a crowd-sourced philanthropy program launched in 2009. A total of 196 charities were selected to receive a share in $5 million from Chase, and The Rett Syndrome Research Trust Inc of Trumbull is one of those charities. Winning charities will use the funding for a variety of meaningful causes such as revitalizing communities, supporting the performing arts, animal rescue, and raising money and awareness for cancer research.
The Rett Syndrome Research Trust Inc, which is exclusively focused on the development of treatments and cures for Rett Syndrome and related MECP2 disorders, will receive a grant of $50,000 from Chase.
To see all of the 196 winning charities, visit: facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving
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 charities that successfully accepted their nomination by August 30th can be found 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.