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March 12, 2014

Local nonprofits square off in 'Grant Madness'

Community foundation to award grants to winners in online voting

ANDERSON — To raise awareness of local nonprofit organizations, the Madison County Community Foundation will conduct an audience-engagement campaign called “Grant Madness” over the next several weeks.

Grant Madness matches nonprofits against each other with the “Fabulous Four” left in the field receiving grants from the foundation. Today through Sunday, people can cast votes for their favorites out of a pool of 25 nonprofits listed on the foundation’s Facebook page and website (madisonccf.org).

The top 16 vote-getters will advance to the “Super Sixteen,” where they will be paired for voting March 17-23. The top vote-getter in each pairing will then advance to voting in the “Excellent Eight” March 24-30. The four winners move on to March 31-April 3 voting in the “Fabulous Four,” with the two remaining nonprofits squaring off in the championship match-up April 4-7.

The champion will received a $2,500 grant, the runner-up a $1,500 grant and the two other semifinalists $1,000 grants.

Participating voters will also be invited to fill out a Grant Madness bracket, predicting which nonprofits will advance in each round. The creator of the most accurate bracket can then select a local nonprofit to receive an additional grant.

More information: Call the community foundation at 644-0002.

— The Herald Bulletin

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