Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2018)—Twenty-five nonprofits from across the country have been chosen from nearly 3,000 nominations to compete for $150,000 in funding through The Renewal Awards, a project of The Atlantic and Allstate. The nationwide competition—now in its third year—aims to recognize local organizations driving positive change in their communities and bringing progress to the country. Online voting is open today through Wednesday, February 21 at The Renewal Project, where a profile of each finalist can be found.
These finalist organizations, hailing from localities of all sizes, and representing 15 states and the District of Columbia, have transformed their communities by creating solutions to some of the most pressing—and often overlooked—challenges faced by underserved groups, from training young people for the jobs of tomorrow, to helping parents equip their children for success in school, to keeping families nourished, and providing comfort to service members. Many of this year’s finalists are dedicated to serving low-income and homeless populations, offering job and entrepreneurship opportunities, mentorship, health services, and basic amenities like laundry and showers.