Thanks so much to all of our amazing supporters who voted for us in the first round of the Chase Community Giving challenge. The top 100 organizations--who will win $25,000 and compete for a shot at $1 million--will be announced on Wednesday, December 16.
Regardless of the outcome, we were absolutely blown away by your support throughout this competition. We don't know precisely how many votes we received, but we do know that it was on the order of thousands. Moreover, we tracked the contest closely and we can say with certainty that we were in contention for the top 100.
Over 500,000 charities competed in this competition. As a newer organization, we were definitely an upstart, so it was inspiring to see so many of you rally behind our cause and our vision for the future of educational philanthropy. The widespread, nationwide support we've attracted so far confirms that people are passionate about making real educational change, and are excited about the opportunity to personally make an impact on the lives of low-income students.
Your support is particularly important to us, because our vision and our model depend on support from individuals like all of you. You are the ones who have to care enough to donate your money. You are the ones who will use your passions to design gifts. At The Generation Project, we're not the philanthropists. You are.
Ultimately, this is your organization. Thank you so much for supporting it.