January 27, 2016 — Houston Children’s Charity has received a $3000 grant from the Yelp Foundation, having been nominated and supported by votes from community members in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest. Of many nonprofits considered for recognition, only three in the [city] area were nominated to participate in the grant contest, which awarded $10,000 total to local nonprofits.
The Gives Local grant contest encouraged community members in 75 U.S. cities to vote for the organizations they wanted to support with grants and drew more than 160,000 votes. Each winning nonprofit aligns with an area of the Yelp Foundation’s mission to address the needs of local communities including: access to information, education, local economic development, and freedom of expression. The contest awarded $750,000 total in grants in January 2016.