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Allstate Foundation Volunteer Spotlight

Opportunity for USA Educators of Grades
5-12 to Showcase Student Volunteer Activities

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Foundation / Corporation

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Fresh Films and The Allstate Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/24/19 11:59PM EST


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Opportunity for USA educators of grades 5 through 12 to participate in a competition showcasing students' volunteer projects. The chosen school will have their volunteer project showcased on social media and at a public event. A film crew will be sent to the school to produce a short video about the students' efforts. The winning school will receive a $2,500 grant to further their volunteer activities.

The program aims to shine a spotlight on a school and students impacting their community through a video that will be created and used at Allstate Foundation-sponsored WE Day events.

One (1) school will be chosen as the winner of the Allstate Foundation Volunteer Spotlight and have their volunteer project filmed as a video to be showcased on The Allstate Foundation website, on social media, at events, etc. After the video is filmed, the winning school will be awarded a grant to help further their volunteer efforts. 

Additionally, the Fresh Films team will recruit up to eight students from the local community surrounding the winning school to work with the Fresh Films crew to document the volunteer project. Fresh Films’ professional filmmakers and college interns will coach the students and teach through hands-on learning. The students are responsible for all aspects of the production and will gain technical knowledge as well as valuable life skills, including time management, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving. 

Judges will look at the uniqueness and diversity of the volunteer project, the need from the community and school to showcase the project in the video and the overall passion of the applicant.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187212

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After the video is filmed, the winning school will be awarded a $2,500 grant to help further their volunteer efforts.

Term of Contract:

Volunteer event or activity must be active during December 2019-February 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entrants must:
- Be hosting a volunteer project at their school between December 2019 and February 2020
- Have students in grades 5-12 involved with the volunteer project
- Be located in the lower 48 states of the U.S.A.
- Completely and accurately fill out all required fields on the online submission form
- Have their school/project registered with WE Volunteer Now (which is acknowledged as part of the online application process) More information:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due November 24, 2019 by 11:59pm EST and the selected winner must acknowledge and agree to their selection by December 5, 2019. Confirmation details will be enclosed in winner’s information packet after notification.

The selected winner will be contacted directly by email and by phone between December 6, 2019 to December 15, 2019.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

Deborah Kraft: Head of Outreach and Marketing

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming