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Altra Gives

Best Life Community Awards

Nominate Your Favorite Local Nonprofit!

July 11–29, 2022

Now through July 29, nominate your favorite local nonprofit to be considered for the 2nd Annual Best Life Community Awards. Monetary awards range from $2,500 to one award of $10,000!

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.

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.

Information Needed

To nominate a nonprofit, you will be asked for the following information:

  1. How you have supported the organization in the past 12 months
  2. A description of your personal involvement with the organization
  3. The way the organization helps realize Altra’s mission of Helping You Live Your Best Life

The deadline to submit nomination is July 29, 2022.