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Community Media Center competes for up to $250,000 in national funding competition

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Chase Community Giving is offering up $5M to charities around the country-and the recipients are determined by public vote! Please vote for the Community Media Center now to help us win funding.
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Vote for GRCMC by searching for "Grand Rapids Cable Access" on Chase Community Giving's Facebook page

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) is competing with hundreds of other charities and nonprofits nationwide in the Chase Community Giving competition which will share $5M in grants with the top 196 winning nonprofits, based on public vote. The more votes, the more money a nonprofit can receive: the top-voted nonprofit receiving $250,000, with all other grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. As a nominated nonprofit, the Community Media Center needs your help to get the vote out by September 19, the last day of voting.

You can help us win in two ways:

  • Vote on Facebook: Search the Chase Facebook app for "Grand Rapids Cable Access Center" (our legal entity name) and VOTE.
  • or
  • If you are a Chase for "Grand Rapids Cable Access Center" vote on the Chase website 

And after you sure to send the provided link to others. When someone uses the link they give you (after you vote), you get another vote! 

A vote for CMC is a vote for the many services it provides for the community: WYCE (88.1) radio, cable access channel GRTV, Wealthy Theatre, and The Rapidian. The CMC provides multiple platforms for the many Grand Rapids community voices, and each works at “building community through media.” We need your help to continue to sustain these valuable platforms for our community.

As a multi-faceted nonprofit organization, GRCMC offers a wide variety of services, tools, and educational opportunities to area residents. With the continued growth and success of GRCMC’s work and mission, they are always seeking funding to help support their efforts. GRCMC also plays a major role in helping other area nonprofits in the area. Each department of the media center provides education and tools for Grand Rapids nonprofits.

So vote now; encourage others to vote; spread the word: with your help, we can keep doing our work quietly... because it's your voice that counts.



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