Frequently Asked Questions
Which organizations are allowed to be sponsored?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in the Waukesha County area. Recipients are expected to be 501(c)(3) organizations; however, special needs that do not meet this criterion may also be considered by the group as long as the tax status is disclosed before voting. No national or international charities, programs, or organizations will be considered as the purpose is for the contributions to stay 100% in the community.
What is a 501(c)(3)?
A 501(c)(3) is defined as "exemptions that apply to corporations, and any community chest, fund or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, educational purposes, to foster national or international amateur sports competition, promote the arts, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals." However, for the purposes of 100 Women Who Care, all groups up for consideration must be local.
Yes, your contribution is tax deductible if made payable to a 501(c)(3) organization. Checks are written DIRECTLY to the local organization NOT to 100 Women Who Care. Please contact your tax advisor or visit the IRS website for further information.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
If a member can't attend a meeting, she can do one of three things:
- She can send in a blank, signed check written out for $100 with 100 WWC on the memo line with a trusted friend to the meeting. The friend will write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the check and give it to the organizers on her behalf. The friend may vote on behalf of the absent member.
- She can mail in a blank, signed check written out for $100 with 100 WWC on the memo line via USPS directly to the organizer as far before the meeting as possible to ensure that her donation will be bundled with the attendees' contributions and deposited by the charity in a timely manner. For mailing address contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If the first two options above are not possible, she can check the website/meeting minutes or contact one of the organizers to find out which charity was selected. The member can then send in a check to on one of the organizers where we will send it to the charity on the member's behalf.
What if I can't attend a meeting?
The goal of the 100 Women Who Care organizations is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community, with each member's donation being part of the larger donation.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
Meetings are intended to be very short, generally lasting approximately one hour. However, you may come to the meeting early in order to spend some time socializing and getting to know other members.
How long do the meetings last?
Of course you can! However, in order to vote she will need to sign a Commitment Form and become a member before voting at the meeting.
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?