DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Four nonprofit organizations have been selected to receive $25,000 from the EMC Insurance Foundation in the final phase of the 100 Ways of Giving program sponsored by EMC Insurance Companies. In total, EMC is giving away $200,000 through the program, in celebration of the company’s 100-year anniversary.
The four nonprofit organizations receiving $25,000 each are:
- The Potosi Foundation, Inc., Potosi, Wis., nominated by TRICOR Insurance in Lancaster, Wis.
- Special Olympics Iowa, Grimes, Iowa, nominated by Holmes Murphy and Associates in Des Moines, Iowa
- The Vista School, Hershey, Penn., nominated by Keystone Insurers Group in Charlotte, N.C.
- Woodland Hospice, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., nominated by General Agency Company in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Early this year, the EMC Insurance Foundation awarded $1,000 grants to 91 nonprofit organizations selected by top EMC insurance agencies. Those nonprofit organizations competed through online public voting at www.CountonEMC.com for an additional $25,000 grant. The foundation awarded the additional grants based on the public votes and a review of categories for each organization, including overall community impact, organizational support and the population served. The remaining $9,000 was divided between the six other organizations that received the most votes out of the nearly 1 million votes that were cast online.
“Our award recipients represent a good mix of populations and causes served,” says Bruce G. Kelley, president and CEO, EMC Insurance Companies. “We are able to help a hospice in Michigan, young people with autism in Pennsylvania, a small town in Wisconsin and people with intellectual disabilities in Iowa. These four organizations ranked very high in the public votes and all have wonderful missions the foundation is thrilled to support.”