Congratulations to the 2019 Semi-Finalists!
Voting is CLOSED!
The five (5) grant recipients will be announced no later than July 31, 2019.
From 12:00pm ET on Friday, July 12 until 3:00pm ET on Friday, July 19, individuals could vote for their favorite 2019 semi-finalist charity listed above. The 5 organizations that receive the most votes during this time will each receive a $25,000 grant, a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party, and to have their logo featured on Jimmie’s helmet during the NASCAR Cup Series race on October 20, 2019 at Kansas Speedway.*
Voting Results as of 11:30am ET on Thursday, July 18, 2019 (these are NOT the final results). Final voting results will be posted when the 5 grant recipients are announced (no later than July 31, 2019).
2019 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
Friday, May 10 – Friday, June 21
Nominations were accepted from 4:00pm EDT on Friday, May 10, 2019 until 3:00pm EDT on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Nine (9) nominations will be selected to move on to Round Two. The 10th charity will be selected by Blue Bunny.
ROUND TWO – VOTING IS CLOSED!
Friday, July 12 – Friday, July 19
The public will vote for their favorite charity from the ten (10) semi-finalists selected in Round One.
The five (5) charities that received the most votes between July 12-July 19 will be featured on Jimmie’s Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope on October 20 at Kansas 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 be open from 12:00pm (noon) EDT on Friday, July 12, 2019 until 3:00pm EDT on Friday, July 19, 2019.
In order to be eligible for the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope, charities must directly support K-12 public education/schools through existing programs and activities. Organizations that do not directly support K-12 public education/schools 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).
CLICK HERE to review the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Terms and Conditions
About the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Program
In its 12th 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 $1,200,000 to 111 different charities.
2018 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Grant Recipients
CLICK HERE to read the press release announcing the 2018 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 or votes via this form as they will not be counted.