Vote now: NRG announced the latest 3 nonprofits up for $50,000 - Generocity Philly

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Oct. 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Vote now: NRG announced the latest 3 nonprofits up for $50,000

Little Smiles, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and The Seeing Eye are in the running for this round of the energy company's crowdsourced grant competition.

Reps from The Seeing Eye, NRG, PAWS and Little Smiles.

(Photo by HughE Dillon)

Editor's note: This article has been updated with mention of this voting round's winner. (11/7, 3:12 p.m.)
Energy supply company NRG is at it again.

Public voting competition NRG Gives pits three local nonprofits against each other to win tens of thousands of dollars. This round, the competitors — selected by NRG employees — are vying for $50,000:

Second and third place will win $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. Voting is only open through Monday, Oct. 22, so get to it (but only once per day, per device). The winner will be announced on Oct. 24.

Vote here

“NRG Gives is one of the best parts of our work at NRG and has generated great participation and excitement in this region,” said Mike Starck, VP and GM of NRG Retail East division, in a press release. “NRG Gives provides employees the opportunity to directly impact nonprofits where they live and work and allows our customers and the public a say in where we invest in this community.”

Once this round’s funds have been distributed, the program will have donated $440,000 to 14 regional nonprofits in the past two years.

The competition’s most recent winner was Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, led by occasional Generocity essayist Jen Leary, who helped launch this round on Monday. Red Paw received $100,000 in May.

Haven’t yet scratched the voting itch? Consider two more opportunities to share your opinion on who’s best:

  • Aetna’s Voices of Health contest is highlighting orgs addressing the social determinants of health in the communities they serve. Pick between 10 local nonprofits to win up to $20,000 by Nov. 9.
  • Pennsylvania is electing a governor, lieutenant governor, one senator and more on Nov. 6. Do your civic duty and get out there, you All-American champ.

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Update: The winner of this round of NRG Gives is Little Smiles.

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