One of the best benefits of membership in 100 Women Who Care is the ability to nominate a nonprofit. Any certified nonprofit (501(c)3) that will use our funds to support our Rhode Island community is eligible. We encourage all our members to nominate. Even if your organization is not funded, members will learn about it.
An organization is eligible to be entered into the draw until it is funded. Once an organization has received funding from 100 Women Who Care RI, it will not be eligible to be funded again for 3 years. You can find a list of past recipients and the dates of their award here.
In order to be considered for funding, the following criteria must be met:
Our intention is that 100% of contributions stay in the state of Rhode Island to benefit local communities. The mission and constituency of the nominated nonprofit must meet this criteria. International or national nonprofits that do not work for the benefit of the Rhode Island community will not be considered.
Please note, organizations that are not eligible for funding include:
Organizations without 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public nonprofit status as defined by the IRS
Political, fraternal, or veterans organizations
Organizations that: 1) Promote a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view; 2) advocate for a particular program of social or political action; 3) support specific public policies or legislation; 4) lobby.
Religious institutions when the contribution would support sectarian activities
Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations.
HOW TO NOMINATE
Our nomination form is in two parts, one for the members to fill out, and one part for the nonprofit to fill out. Unlike many grant applications, our form is simple! Questions include some basic information such as:
1. How will the donation from 100+ Women be used?
2. Annual operating budget?
3. Current sources for funding?
4. How many people will benefit from this donation?
Good luck—we can't wait to hear about your favorite nonprofit!