Here’s some election news you can find palatable: MANNA has been determined the winner of clean energy corporation NRG‘s inaugural charitable giving initiative, which tasked the public with casting online votes earlier this month.
MANNA, the Rittenhouse-based nonprofit that delivers meals to people with life-threatening illnesses, beat out Gift of Life Family House and Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and will close out 2016 with a $100,000 grant. The runners-up will receive $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.
Quite the end-of-the-year boon. Democracy does pay after all. That, and corporate philanthropy — here’s a Big Check Photo to prove it.
The money will be used to “cook and deliver nearly 26,000” meals, said MANNA CEO Sue Daugherty in a statement.
So goes the first iteration of NRG Gives. The initiative is the company’s experiment with making its corporate giving program democratic and engaging, both with its employees (which determined the final three nonprofits) and the public (which decided the winner).