Charity Guidelines

Nominate Your Favorite Charity

What kinds of charitable organizations can be nominated?

 

To be considered for an award, a charitable organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Organizations must be a local non-profit recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 organization for more than 2 years. 

  • The organization must be located in and serve the Greater Phoenixville Area. 

  • Organizations with a national association may be nominated provided the request is for a project to be delivered in the Greater Phoenixville Area. 

  • If a local organization is a subordinate or chapter under an umbrella 501(c)3 designation, it must guarantee that 100% of the 100 Women of Phoenixville donation will go to the designated purpose.

 

What is expected of the charitable organization? 

  • The organization must be willing to send a representative to our meeting with a 5-minute presentation aimed at sharing how the donation would be spent if they should be the awarded recipient.  

  • Organizations must agree not to create, sell or distribute a list with our members' contact information, and agree not to solicit our members directly for further contributions. 

  • The organization does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, sex, marital status, age or any other classification protected by law. 

  • After a minimum of three years, an organization who presented but was not selected at the meeting, will be eligible for nomination. 

  • An organization awarded funds is not eligible for future consideration for 5 years. 

  • Voting will take place by secret ballot and simple majority wins.

  • Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will randomly select one of the tied organizations by draw.