Some current contests


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!. Wonder Bread Share the Wonder contest, a U.S. only contest with 9 weekly drawings for $10,000 each to charity. Nominate a charity that inspires you in 50 words or less. This is a judged contest (no voting). Ends April 13, 2012.

2. ENCORE contest for Americans at least 60 yrs. old addressing a major social problem. Five $100,000 prizes will be awarded to winners or winning teams. Nominee may be a paid worker or a volunteer. This is a judged contest (no voting). Enter by March 22, 2012.

3. Love a Local Business contest. This is the last month. A winner will be drawn and receive a $25,000 prize. Votes are like raffle tickets. The more, the better the chance of winning. Hunter-Hopkins Center is in the running. Be sure to leave a positive comment.

4. Home Improvement contest. Veterans' Guest House in Reno, NV is in the running for the grand prize of $250,000. You may vote every 24 hrs. at: This would benefit veterans, some of whom suffer from Gulf War Illness, ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia.

5. Awesome Disease Prevention Contest: Two of our orgs--CFS Solutions of West Michigan and Neuro Immune Disease Alliance--are competing for a $500 prize. Ends April 15, 2012.

6. Republic Monetary Exchange is sponsoring a contest to benefit 12 501(c)3 nonprofits--each month one will receive $1,000. Begins Jan. 30th. Must submit a compelling letter about the nonprofit. It is a judged contest. Please go to: There is a link to official rules on that page.

7. The JUMO WELCOME TO GOOD CHALLENGE for social change: $2,500 grant for organization; $500 grant to individual or informal groups. Individual(s) and organizations must be former JUMO members. Those submitting entries must also be former JUMO members. Entries must be submitted between March 13 - April 3. For U.S. only. There will then be a voting period.
For individuals and informal groups, please go to:
For organizations, please go to:

8. AOL "Share Your Cause" Contest: This is for 24 hours of high-level exposure on AOL. Nonprofits must submit an essay explaining how the exposure would benefit their cause by March 30th. More info at:

Nomination period has ended: SELF magazine Women Doing Good Contest. 3 prizes of $10,000 each. Requires nominating essay (500 word maximum). You may nominate yourself. This is a judged contest (no voting). Must enter by March 19, 2012.