Two organizations I care about, City Year and 826 Valencia, are up for $500,000 grants if they get the top 4 number of votes of the Bay Area organizations in the running.

I did two years of service in City Year, an AmeriCorps program that provides tutoring and after-school programs. I’ve also volunteered at 826 Valencia (aka the Pirate Store), a literacy workshop related to McSweeney’s.

Vote for ‘em, if you are so inclined. Tuesday is the last day.

ETA: Dispatches from Canada tell me that you can vote even if you are outside the US. Do it!