NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
Ten semi-finalists will be announced in May.
From noon (12:00pm) EDT on Sunday, March 18 through 5:00pm EDT on Friday, April 20, individuals (18 years of age and older) were encouraged to nominate a charity that directly supports K-12 public education for the chance to receive a $25,000 cash grant, a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party, and to be featured on Jimmie’s helmet during a NASCAR Cup race. A total of five (5) charities will be selected for the 2018 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope.*
2018 PROGRAM DETAILS:
Non Profit Organizations that currently offer programs in direct support of K-12 public education (must have 501 c 3 designation from IRS)
Parent/Teacher Organizations of K-12 public schools (must have 501 c 3 designation from IRS)
ROUND ONE – NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED
Sunday, March 18 – Friday, April 20
Nominations were accepted from noon EDT on Sunday, March 18, 2018 until 5:00pm EDT on Friday, April 20, 2018.
Nine (9) nominations will be selected to move on to Round Two. The 10th charity has been selected by Blue Bunny.
ROUND TWO – VOTING
Tuesday, May 8 – Tuesday, May 15
The public will vote for their favorite charity from the ten (10) semi-finalists selected in Round One.
The five (5) charities that receive the most votes between May 8-May 15 will be featured on Jimmie’s Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope, which he will wear on July 14 at Kentucky Speedway. In addition, these five (5) charities will each receive a $25,000 grant and a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party.
Important Note about Voting:
During the Round Two Voting period, only votes submitted from this webpage will be counted. Individuals can vote multiple times, but cheating WILL NOT be tolerated. The use of automated voting is strictly prohibited. Any IP address flagged as even potentially using automated voting will be blocked and all votes associated with that IP address will be disqualified. No exceptions.
Voting will open at 12:00pm (noon) EDT on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 and will close at 12:00pm (noon) EDT on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
In order to be eligible for the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope, charities must directly support K-12 public education through existing programs and activities. Organizations that do not directly support K-12 public education are not eligible.
Schools (public, private, parochial, etc) are not eligible for this program. We encourage K-12 public and charter schools to consider our Champions Grant program and/or our Team Up For Technology program (eligibility restrictions apply).
The five (5) Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grant recipients will be announced no later than May 31, 2018.
CLICK HERE to review the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Terms and Conditions
About the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Program
In its eleventh year, the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program gives fans and consumers across the country the opportunity to nominate their favorite charity that supports K-12 public education for the chance to be featured on seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson’s helmet for a predetermined race during the current NASCAR Cup season. The title sponsor for Helmet of Hope program is Blue Bunny Ice Cream. In addition to being featured on the helmet, each charity selected also receives a grant of $25,000 and a Blue Bunny ice cream party. To date, the program has contributed more than $1,070,000 to 101 different charities.
CLICK HERE to read the press release announcing the 2017 recipients.
2017 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Grant Recipients
CLICK HERE to see a complete list of past recipients by YEAR.
CLICK HERE to see a complete list of past recipients by STATE.
Please Note: Past recipients of a Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grant are not eligible to apply.
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Questions? Please complete the form below or call (704) 586-2996.
Please DO NOT submit nominations via this form as they will not be counted.