Congratulations to the
2016 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Grant Recipients!
- ArtWell (Philadelphia, PA)
- Carlos Gilbert Elementary Parents! Teachers! Kids! (Santa Fe, NM)
- Change for Kids (New York, NY)
- Inside the Outdoors Foundation (Costa Mesa, CA)
- Mercy Child Advocacy Center (Sioux City, IA)
Click here to read more about the announcement.
These five (5) organizations received the most votes between noon EDT on April 29th and 5:00pm EDT on May 6th and will each receive a $25,000 cash grant, a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party, and will have their logo featured on Jimmie’s helmet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on August 7th at Watkins Glen.
Thanks to the generosity of Wells Enterprises, Inc., makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, the remaining five (5) semi-finalist will each receive a grant for $1,000 and a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party!
The final results from the week long voting period are below:
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
(NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED)
Nominations were accepted on this website from Friday, March 11-Thursday, April 14. Nine (9) nominations were selected to move on to Round Two. The 10th charity has been selected by Blue Bunny.
ROUND TWO – VOTING
(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED)
The public voted for their favorite charity from the ten (10) semi-finalists selected in Round One. The five (5) charities that received the most votes between April 29-May 6 will be featured on Jimmie’s Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope, which he will wear on August 7th at Watkins Glen International Speedway. In addition, these five (5) charities will receive a $25,000 grant and a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party.
Voting closed at 5:00pm EDT on Friday, May 6, 2016.
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.
The five (5) Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grant recipients will be announced the week of May 16th.
CLICK HERE to review the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Terms and Conditions
About the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Program
In its ninth 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 six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson’s helmet for a predetermined race during the current NASCAR Sprint 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 $810,000 to 81 different charities.
CLICK HERE to read the press release announcing the 2015 recipients.
Please Note: Past recipients of a Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grant are not eligible to apply. To see a complete list of charities by state, click here.
Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope World Tour
Each of the charities featured on Jimmie’s Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope had an opportunity to host the helmet for one week.
Click here to view photos of the past Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope World Tour stops.
Special thanks to:
Questions? Please complete the form below or call (704) 586-2996.
Please DO NOT submit votes via this form as they will not be counted. The link to submit will be open and available above from noon EDT on Friday, April 29 through 5:00pm EDT on Friday, May 6.