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Vote for Nonprofits In Your Community to Win a Grant of Up To $5,000

Don’t have much cash to spare, but still want to give back to your community? Here’s your chance to make an impact.

The Yelp Foundation Gives Local community grant contest launches today, and will be giving away $10,000 in grants to nonprofits in each of 75 U.S. cities, all based on votes from locals like you! That’s a total of $750,000 in grants that will be awarded based on the wants and needs of the local community.

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Go to the Yelp Foundation Gives Local site at YFGivesLocal.org to cast your vote from December 1-15. Choose among three nonprofits in each of 75 markets which embody the Yelp Foundation’s mission of addressing the needs of local communities including: access to information, education, local economic development, and freedom of expression. First-, second-, and third-place winners will get $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 grants respectively, awarded in January 2016.

Share why you support local nonprofits and tell your friends how they can do the same with #YFGivesLocal. Voting is open to everyone (one vote per person per day), so there’s no limit on the good vibes we can send to these charities that work so hard to make life better for our communities.

This time of year is critical for nonprofit community engagement and fundraising. By launching on Giving Tuesday, the Foundation hopes to draw more attention to the important work these local groups do and give people a way to support these organizations, regardless of how much they can personally donate.

The Foundation’s grant and matching programs have given more than $2.6 million to charity since it was founded in 2011, and this new program will put $750,000 back into local nonprofit organizations in more communities than ever before.

To learn more about the Yelp Foundation, check out YelpFoundation.org.