100 Women Downingtown

Vetted Charities

100 Women Downingtown 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.

Additional vetting criteria requires that a charitable organization:

  • Is invited to apply by a current member of 100 Women Downingtown
  • Is a 501(c)(3) for a minimum of 24 months prior to meeting at which they are presenting
  • Serves the greater Downingtown area, or is a recognized local chapter of a state or national nonprofit serving this region
  • Expends all monies locally
  • Intends to spend all funds within 12 months
  • Agrees NOT to use the names for future solicitations, nor give the information out to the public
  • Waits two years to be re-nominated for consideration if not chosen at the vote
  • Waits five years to be nominated if they are the recipient of the 100 Women of Downingtown’s grand donation.

How are charities chosen?

How Are Charities Chosen?

Once charities have been properly vetted, they will go into a pool. From that pool of charities, three will be chosen at random by the 100 Women Downingtown’s leadership team.  Those three charities will be notified and will present at the next meeting of 100 Women. Each member will then  cast a vote and one charity will be chosen by simple majority. Ties will be decided by further votes.  If a tie persists, the membership will randomly select one of the tied organizations by a draw.

*Exception: if a member is also a Board Member in one of the above charities, she will not be eligible to participate in that meeting’s vote.

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