Local Start-Up TippingBucket.org Competing for $250,000 Pepsi Grant

Provo, UT, November 14, 2010 --(PR.com)-- TippingBucket.org, the Provo-based “drop in the bucket” fundraising website that promises to “change the world or your money back,” is in the running to become the first UT organization to secure a grant in the Pepsi Refresh Project.

340 organizations are competing to win a $250,000 grant this month. TippingBucket.org’s idea “Prove that No One is Too Small to Make a Difference” has already passed more than 90% of the competition (currently ranked #28.) But only the top two ideas get funded.

The fact that a startup non-profit run by a handful of 20-somethings is holding its own in competition with established national organizations like the American Humane Society, American Cancer Society, Cyctic Fibrosis Foundation and more confirms the power of social media for social change.

You can bring home the first grant to Utah by voting daily through Nov. 30 by simply visiting the TippingBucket.org homepage to vote through Pepsi and Facebook and/or by texting 104182 to 73774.

The winner will be announced December 1, 2010.

Final Contest winner decided by public voting through November 30th.

About TippingBucket.org

Since launching its “crowd-funding” platform in March 2010, TippingBucket.org has collected more than $65,000 (from almost 3,000 different donors) to fund 20+ community development and humanitarian projects in 17 countries around the world—from cataract surgeries in Uganda, to village water systems in Peru, to art therapy in women’s shelters right here in Provo, UT.

About Pepsi Refresh

Over the course of 2010, the Pepsi Refresh Project will give away more than $20 million (the money that would otherwise have gone to fund Super Bowl commercials) to refresh the world, one idea at a time. Each month, Pepsi will award up to $1.3 million in grants to the ideas with the most votes. Pepsi accepts up to 1,000 new ideas every month and the public decides who wins. The Pepsi Refresh Project can be found at http://www.refresheverything.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/refresheverything or on Twitter, @Pepsi or #pepsirefresh

SaraJoy Pond