INVESTING in CommunitiesInvestingInCommunities



we're 'investing in Communities'
by giving away $80,000 in 2017

We're proud to continue our donation efforts in 2017 with our new campaign, 'Investing in Communities.' The biggest change this year is that we are giving away $80,000 to 16 local non-profit organizations.

The campaign will be broken up into four phases throughout the year, focusing on different ways we can make a difference in our communities—feeding, protecting, housing, and serving our community members. Non-profits that are within the counties we serve, or are within 10 miles of an Independent Bank branch, are eligible for nomination (see Official Rules).The four organizations with the most votes will each win $5,000. Non-profits that won during our Investing With You contest in 2015 are not eligible.

Phase 1 - Feeding our Communities

The first phase of the contest will focus on feeding our communities, with food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens being the benefitting organizations.

Timeline:

Nominations Community members may begin nominating non-profit organizations that meet the criteria above on March 1, 2017 at 9 am (EST) through March 8, 2017 at 5 pm (EST) at IndependentBank.com/Investing. To nominate an organization, you must have a valid Facebook account and be at least 18 years of age.

Voting  Voting will begin March 15, 2017 at 9 am (EST) and end March 29, 2017 at 5 pm (EST) at IndependentBank.com/Investing. To vote, you must have a valid Facebook account, be at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of Michigan. Each qualified voter will be able to vote up to once per day during the voting period. 

Phase 2 - Protecting our Communities

The second phase of the campaign will focus on protecting our communities, and will support animal shelters, humane societies, and animal rescue centers.

Timeline:

Nominations Community members may begin nominating non-profit organizations that meet the criteria above on June 1, 2017 at 9 am (EST) through June 8, 2017 at 5 pm (EST) at IndependentBank.com/Investing. To nominate an organization, you must have a valid Facebook account and be at least 18 years of age.

Voting  Voting will begin June 15, 2017 at 9 am (EST) and end June 29, 2017 at 5 pm (EST) at IndependentBank.com/Investing. To vote, you must have a valid Facebook account, be at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of Michigan. Each qualified voter will be able to vote up to once per day during the voting period. 

Phase 3 - Housing our Communities

The third phase of the contest will focus on housing our communities, benefitting homeless shelters, housing projects, and home building groups.

Timeline:

Nominations Community members may begin nominating non-profit organizations that meet the criteria above on September 1, 2017 at 9 am (EST) through September 8, 2017 at 5 pm (EST) at IndependentBank.com/Investing. To nominate an organization, you must have a valid Facebook account and be at least 18 years of age.

Voting  Voting will begin September 15, 2017 at 9 am (EST) and end September 29, 2017 at 5 pm (EST) at IndependentBank.com/Investing. To vote, you must have a valid Facebook account, be at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of Michigan. Each qualified voter will be able to vote up to once per day during the voting period. 

Phase 4 - Serving our Communities

The fourth and final phase of 'Investing in Communities' will focus on serving our communities, benefitting veterans programs, military outreach groups, and active duty support services.

Timeline:

Nominations Community members may begin nominating non-profit organizations that meet the criteria above on November 1, 2017 at 9 am (EST) through November 8, 2017 at 5 pm (EST) at IndependentBank.com/Investing. To nominate an organization, you must have a valid Facebook account and be at least 18 years of age.

Voting  Voting will begin November 15, 2017 at 9 am (EST) and end November 29, 2017 at 5 pm (EST) at IndependentBank.com/Investing. To vote, you must have a valid Facebook account, be at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of Michigan. Each qualified voter will be able to vote up to once per day during the voting period. 

Visit the Investing in Communities Contest