Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Be a Hometown Helper.

Nonprofit organizations do such good work, but they often operate on a shoestring budget. Here's an opportunity to help out your favorite local non-profit group. I recently received the following email:
The folks over at Hamburger Helper are conducting a grant contest for local non-profit groups raising funds to positively impact their community in some way. I thought that, as a blog that deals with social change, you or someone that you know could benefit from the grant opportunity.  

Here’s how it works: Every month through May 2007, Hamburger Helper will donate up to $15,000 to eligible 501(c)(4) "hometown" organizations.  All a group has to do to win is to register online with and complete an essay of two hundred and fifty words or less describing how they the need help.

All of the application information can be found at
This is an excellent opportunity for local nonprofits to get some of the financial help they may really need. If you are affiliated with such an organization apply today. If you know of an organization that could use some 'hometown help', forward this post to them. (Just click the white envelope below.) Thanks Melanie!

"Always do right -- this will gratify some and astonish the rest." -- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)


Karama said...

Remember, this contest is open to public schools and 501(c)4 organizations:

501(c)4 provides for exemption of:

· Civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated
exclusively for the promotion of social welfare.

· Local associations of employees, the membership of which is limited to the employees of a designated person or persons in a particular municipality and the net earnings of which are devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes.

Karama said...

This just in . . .


My name is Charlie, and I am one of the account executives that worked on behalf of the My Hometown Helper program. I wanted to thank you for blogging about the program. Because of your efforts, My Hometown Helper received more grant applications in the first month than was anticipated for the entire length of the program!

I have an update as well. Hamburger Helper has released a video that they hope will get even more people interested in the program. The video is on You Tube and we’re hoping that you could inform your readers about it. Here’s the link:

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks again for your support!"