Use My Location

What Will $25,000
Do for a Community?

Nominations Have Closed. Voting begins April 1.

Nominations for our second annual Fuel the Cause contest have closed. Voting begins April 1. See official rules and FAQ
for details.

thank you for
your submission

Your nomination has been successfully submitted. If your project is selected as a Finalist, you will be notified by March 30th.

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Nominations closed

Voting begins April 1

We are narrowing down the nominations to the top 12 finalists. Visit back April 1 to cast your vote. See official rules and FAQ for details.


April 1 — April 30

Top 12 Finalists announced and voting begins. The finalist that generates the most votes wins $25,000 in funding for their project, and All Finalists will receive a grant of at least $2,500.


early may

Winners are announced after voting ends. Good luck to all our finalists!

Grand Prize: $25,000
First Prize: $15,000
Second Prize: $10,000

And thousands more for runner-up prizes.
See official rules and FAQ for details.

Last Year's Winner: Waterloo Elementary

Previous Winner

Waterloo will be forever thankful to our community and to Bridgestone Tires for making this initial groundbreaking event a reality.

— Sonya Marlow, PTO President

New Playground is a Game-Changer
for Waterloo Elementary!

In 2014, Bridgestone presented a check for $25,000 to Monroe,
Michigan's Waterloo Elementary School. As winner of the 2014 Fuel the
Cause contest, the school used the grant to transform a deteriorating
and unsafe play space into a revamped playground for Waterloo
students and the surrounding community.

get inspired

Let's make your project a reality. Ideas could include:

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Develop an after-school mentorship program

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Clean-up and landscape a neglected park

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Refurbish a run-down community center

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Plant a community garden

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the only limitation is your imagination