Can a charity nominate itself?

No, charities may only be nominated by a member (who may or may not be on the staff or board of an eligible charity) who has committed to a $400 donation for the giving cycle.

Is a nominated charity eligible for future nomination?

Charities that are not drawn from the hat will stay in the hat. Once a donation is made to a selected charity, that charity is not eligible for nomination for one year from the date of receiving a gift from 100 Who Care Cape Ann. For a list of selected and previously nominated charities, see

How is the recipient charity selected?

The three nominating members whose charity was drawn from the hat at the previous meeting give simple 5 minute presentations (no Powerpoints or handouts, please), followed by 5 minutes of Q & A with a charity staff member, if desired. Each member then votes to select the recipient charity, which is selected by simple majority.

How are the three presenting charities chosen?

Nominated charities go into a “hat” and three charities are drawn at random for consideration at the next quarterly meeting, plus one alternate. For a list of currently and previously nominated charities, see our Impact tab.

How do I nominate a charity?

You must become a member and have a donation registered for our entire giving cycle (June 1 to May 31) to nominate a charity. Members who wish to submit a charity for consideration may submit a Charity Nomination. All nominations must be received six weeks prior to the next meeting for consideration. You may

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