Congratulations to the 2020 Semi-Finalists!
Voting is now closed! The 5 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grant recipients will be announced in mid-July.
Votes were accepted from 12:00pm EDT on Tuesday, June 23 through 3:00pm EDT on Tuesday, June 30. Individuals could vote as many times as they wanted for their favorite semi-finalist charity listed above.* The 5 organizations that received the most votes during the voting period 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 a NASCAR Cup race. Voting results will be posted by 5:00pm EDT each weekday, through June 29. Final results will be posted in mid-July.
Voting Results as of Monday, June 29, 2020. This is the last update that will be posted before the 5 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grant recipients are announced in mid-July. Results will be posted each weekday, through Monday, June 29th, by 5:00pm ET. Final results will be posted when the grant recipients are announced.
2020 PROGRAM DETAILS:
We’re excited to partner with Blue Bunny again this year! From Friday, April 24 until 3:00pm ET on Friday, June 5, individuals (18 years of age and older) could nominate a non-profit organization that directly supports K-12 public education for the opportunity to receive a $25,000 grant, a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party, and to have their logo featured on Jimmie’s helmet during a 2020 NASCAR Cup Series race. In addition, this year non-profits that provide services to school-age students, which have been directly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, were also eligible to be nominated. A total of 5 organizations will be selected as 2020 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grant recipients via a public vote!
Since the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program launched in 2008, more than $1,330,000 has been awarded to 121 charities.
Non Profit Organizations that currently offer programs in direct support of K-12 public education (including, but not limited to those that address literacy, arts, STEM, health & wellness and after school programming. Non-profit must have 501 c 3 designation from IRS)
Parent/Teacher Organizations of K-12 public schools (must have 501 c 3 designation from IRS)
Non Profit Organizations that currently provide services to school-age children and have been directly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis (including, but not limited to those that address homelessness, domestic violence and child abuse, mental health, fostering and adoption; provide food and/or clothing; museums, etc. Non-profit must have 501 c 3 designation from IRS)
ROUND ONE – NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED
Friday, April 24 – Friday, June 5
Nominations were accepted from Friday, April 24, 2020 until 3:00pm EDT on Friday, June 5, 2020.
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 OPEN!
Tuesday, June 23 – Tuesday, June 30
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 June 23-June 30 will be featured on Jimmie’s Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope at a 2020 NASCAR Cup Series race. 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 initiated 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 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 until 3:00pm EDT on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
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. In addition, non-profits that provide services to school-age children and are on the front lines/directly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis are 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 13th 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 $1,300,000 to 121 different charities.
2019 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Grant Recipients
CLICK HERE to read the press release announcing the 2019 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.