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Altra Gives

Best Life Community Awards

The 2022 Winners have been announced!

2022 Community Choice Award

$10,000

Selected by popular vote by community members, the award is granted to one nonprofit organization.

Cia Siab, Inc.

Evergreen Elementary PTO

Holmen, WI

Evergreen Elementary PTO strives to enrich the educational journey of every student, regardless of background or abilities.

2021 Employees’ Choice Award

$5,000

Selected by popular vote by Altra employees, the award is granted to one nonprofit organization in each of Altra’s core community states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas.

2021 Community Assistance Award

$2,500 or more

Selected by a panel of judges, the awards are granted to ten nonprofit finalists that have been nominated by members.

The Exchange - La Crosse Area Furniture Bank
Tyler Area AMBUCS
Sports Mentorship Academy
Loaves & Fishes TN
Sara Rose Hougom Foundation
Holmen Area Community Center
Tyler Area AMBUCS
Collider Foundation
Loaves & Fishes TN
Sara Rose Hougom Foundation

Award Amounts

The Altra Best Life Community Awards will be awarded in the following amounts:

  • Community Choice Award: (1) $10,000
    Selected by popular vote by community members, the award is granted to one nonprofit organization.
  • Impact Award (1) $7,500
    Selected by past BLCA recipients, the award is granted to one nonprofit organization.
  • Employees’ Choice Award: (4) $5,000
    Selected by popular vote by Altra employees, the award is granted to one nonprofit organization in each of Altra’s core community states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas.
  • Community Assistance Award: (10) $2,500 or more
    Selected by a panel of judges, the awards are granted to ten nonprofit finalists that have been nominated by members.
  • Employee Volunteerism Award: (5) $1,000
    Awarded based upon employee volunteer hours, the award is granted to a nonprofit organization on behalf of Altra’s top five employee volunteers.

 

 

Eligible Nonprofits

Altra members may nominate any nonprofit organization whom they’ve personally supported within the last 12 months with their time, talent, or treasure. Nonprofits must also meet the following requirements:

  1. Active 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  2. Must be operating and have a direct impact in the Altra service areas in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, and Colorado
  3. Nonprofits work must be focused in any one of these six giving areas:
    • Education (Pre-K through college)
    • Cultural Enrichment
    • Health
    • Preserving or Restoring the Environment
    • Human Services
    • Strengthening Local Communities

2021 winners are ineligible until 2024.

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