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Kingswood Home for Children wins $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant

state farm presents check to kingswood home for children
State Farm presents check to Kingswood Home for Children; image submitted

MURFREESBORO, TN - In just 10 days in August, 163,000 people cast 4.4 million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 40 communities, in 21 states, including Kingswood Home for Children in Bean Station, TN will be getting an assist from State Farm. State Farm is proud to announce the Top 40 vote-getting causes that have won $25,000 grants to improve their communities.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profits affiliated with each of the top 40 causes receive grants to address them.

“State Farm is here to help life go right in neighborhoods all across the country,” said Allison Bertsche, Public Affairs Director at State Farm. “We look forward to seeing the impact these Neighborhood Assist grants will have in these 40 communities.”

Two thousand cause submissions were accepted in June. The State Farm Review Committee selected the Top 200 finalists and public voting determined the Top 40. In the eight years of the program, more than 300 causes have received a total of $8 million to enact change in their communities. Kingswood Home for Children is the first winner in East Tennessee.

For a complete list of this year’s top 40 causes, please visit:

About Kingswood Home for Children
Kingswood Home For Children is a private, residential home for ages 5-18 providing a safe, Christian home for children who need us most. Children who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or displaced come to Kingswood and find shelter and safety and can begin putting back the pieces of their broken world. The kids at Kingswood live in cottages, designed with family in mind, with no more than 8 children per houseparent. Each cottage is modern and spacious with a common kitchen, dining room and living room areas. The children share bedrooms with either two or three children living in each bedroom.

About State Farm®
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit

Published October 8, 2019

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