ian somerhalder
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes, Environment.
Photo: Harmony Gerber / Shutterstock.com

If you follow any number of non-profits on social media, these last few weeks your wall or twitter feed would have been dominated by requests from charities to vote for them in the Chase Community Giving competition. The winners have been announced, and Ecorazzi favorite the Ian Somerhalder Foundation is bringing home $100,000 to put to good use for animals, youth, and the environment.

That makes this an excellent fundraising month for the ISF who have also raised over $27,000 in the Strut Your Mutt event put together by Best Friends Animal Society. You can still sign up, and yes, Ian will be there.

The ISF wasn’t the only organization to take home big bucks from Chase Community Giving.  Taking the top prize of $250,000 with over 90,000 votes, was the Egyptian Cancer Hospital. Three animal rescue organizations also received a hundred grand each. Multiple health organizations also nabbed the same prize. It was a good day for children’s health and dogs and cats. To see a full list, click here.

Did your favorite non-profit make the cut? There are so many great organizations out there, it’s hard to choose just a few.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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