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How to Nominate a Charity

Simply fill out the Charity Nomination Form and mail to


Nomination Criteria

Only members of 100 Women Who Care Boston North are eligible to nominate a charity. Nominations must be submitted two (s) weeks prior to the quarterly meeting to be eligible for selection. Please review and use the criteria below to ensure that your organization is eligible prior to nominating. 

Charity/Non-Profit Criteria

  • Charities must be local and based in the Boston North Circle* (see towns below); 

  • Must have 501(c)(3) status in Massachusetts or (southern) New Hampshire for a minimum of three (3) years under the same name. Please do research to ensure this is the case. The organization cannot be a national, international, political, or religious entity. The organizations’ websites and directors will be helpful resources in gathering the information requested on the form;

  • Organizations who meet the 501(c)(3) requirements based on their “religious” purpose will not be eligible for consideration. 501(c)(3) religious organizations include churches, conventions and associations of churches, integrated auxiliaries of churches, nondenominational ministries, interdenominational and ecumenical organizations, and other entities whose principal purpose is the study or advancement of religion. This also includes schools that are under the umbrella of a religious organization for tax exempt purposes;

  • Charities must have three (3) years of 990 tax returns on file and be willing to share that information with us if not readily available on their website or GuideStar. In the case of smaller non-profits (annual gross receipts up to $50,000) who file an e-Postcard (Form 990-N), those organizations must be willing to share three (3) years of year-end financial statements with us;

  • A fund held by a community foundation is eligible to be nominated. Funds must meet the three (3) year minimum status requirement and provide the last three (3) years of quarterly statements from the foundation prior to receiving our funds;

  • Charitable organizations must be able to provide charitable tax receipts for donations;

  • Charities must be actively engaged in the community and executing their mission statement; and

  • Guide Star and Charity Navigator are helpful websites to verify information on charities.

Other Charity Nomination Details:

  • Members of 100 Women Who Care Boston North may only have one (1) charitable organization nominated at a time;

  • Organizations awarded the donation have a three-year waiting period of before they are eligible to receive our donation again;

  • The selected non-profit must agree not to give out member information to any third parties or add them to their mailing list for future solicitation; and

  • The selected non-profit must agree to send charitable tax receipts to our members. Members are responsible for ensuring their current address is on their check or submitted to the Executive Committee if they want a receipt. 100 WWC is not responsible for sending the tax receipts to members.

*The Boston North Circle includes the following towns:

Merrimack Valley -  Andover, North Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, Boxford, Georgetown, Rowley, Groveland, Haverhill, West Newbury, Newbury, Merrimac, Newburyport, Amesbury, Salisbury

North Shore - Melrose, Saugus, Stoneham, Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, Wenham, Hamilton, Topsfield, Middleton, Ipswich

Additional neighboring towns - Reading, North Reading, Winchester, Woburn, Burlington, Wilmington, Tewksbury, Bedford, Billerica, Acton, Atkinson, Plaistow

100 Women Who Care Boston North reserves the right to amend its policies and guidelines upon the request of its members and at the discretion of its Executive Committee. 100 Women Who Care Boston North reserves the right to remove charity nominations that do not meet eligibility criteria. 


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