Foundation wins $25,000, advances to second round

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The Tanne family's story

The Tanne family is hoping for your vote.

The Tanne family’s story

Late last year, the family’s Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation won a $25,000 grant from Chase Community Giving, the charitable wing of the Chase banking business. That was due to grass roots support that brought a cascade of clicks (votes) on Facebook. The competition was open to charities nationwide with operating budgets of $10 million or less.

And it was only a first round; a second round will win some popular charity $1 million. Five more will receive $100,000 each.

Second-round voting begins Jan. 15 and ends Jan. 22; results will be announced around Feb. 1. To learn more and vote, log onto Facebook (yes, you must be a Facebook member to participate) and search for the Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation. From there you can follow a link to the Chase Community Giving site. Or just visit the foundation’s Web site, http://www.ihrfoundation.org.

What would the foundation do with $1 million? Research aimed at drug development, Emanuel Tanne said.

“We have eight projects going now,” he said. “We’d like to have 80.”

—Scott Hewitt