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A donation of $200, 4 hours/year

that’s all it takes to help a charity close to your heart!

We are a non-profit organization with a goal of bringing women together to leverage small, individual donations into larger, collective grants to invest in Northumberland-based charities.

HOW IT WORKS

Each member commits to donating $50, four times a year (annual charitable donation of $200).


Donations must be made in advance of or at the start of each meeting.

Any member who has signed a Membership Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may submit a Charity nomination form to nominate an organization for consideration at a meeting.

Three registered charitable organizations will be drawn at the end of each meeting to be considered for the next vote. Members will then vote for one of these charities at the following meeting.

The nominating members will make a five-minute presentation about the organization to the group and a Q&A session will follow.

Each member who has signed a Membership Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations. Votes may be made by proxy by another member or via email.

The organization to receive the most ballots will receive a collective grant in the amount of the membership contributions at the time of the meeting, for example, 100 members will generate a grant of $5,000.

Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless.

Members will receive a tax receipt from Local Food for Local Good (the coordinating organization).

Become a Member

Join 100+ Women Northumberland and make a difference in our community! Once you’ve submitted the online form you will receive a welcome email with your membership number, a listing of upcoming meetings and information about how to make your donation and how to nominate a charity. Continue reading “Become a Member”

Nominate a Charity

100+ Women Northumberland members who have submitted a Membership Commitment Form and who are current with their donations may submit a Charity Nomination Form to nominate an organization for consideration.

Alternatively, a registered charity that serves Northumberland County can self-nominate themselves.  Please note that if your organization has already been nominated by a member we will combine the applications.


To nominate a charity please fill out our online form, or download our Charity Nomination Form to fill out in Word and submit to 100womennorthumberland@gmail.com.

DOWNLOAD CHARITY NOMINATION FORM

All questions must be answered in order for the nomination to qualify.

100+ Women Who Care Northumberland Grant Policy
 
We provide grants to charitable organizations or foundations registered with the Canada Revenue Agency that provide programs and services in Northumberland County.  Religious organizations or faith-based groups may be eligible as long as the grant request is for the sole purpose of secular community initiatives.  We do not support religious, discriminatory, lobbying, or political activities.

Continue reading “Nominate a Charity”

Upcoming Meetings

2021 Meetings

Given the current public health restrictions related to COVID-19 and based on member feedback in the 2020 survey, we have decided to revise our meeting schedule to accommodate outdoor social gatherings in warmer months if/when permitted.

Now that Ontario is in Stage 3 and the Province has approved new regulatory amendments for meetings and social gatherings, the Coordinating Committee feels comfortable proceeding with an in-person meeting while following all public health guidelines.

Social hour 6pm-7pm

Grant meeting 7pm-8pm

September 14, 2021 – Cobourg Yacht Club – 60 person capacity – ZOOM will be offered for a hybrid meeting model

October 19, 2021 – Location TBD


Nominee Profiles

Collective impact grants are generated by the donations made by 100+ Women Northumberland members. 100% of these gifts are donated directly to a charity of choice as selected by the members. Based on membership, a grant can be $5,000 or greater!

The following charities will be up for vote at our next meeting. For more information about the charities, please click on the charity’s name to visit their website.

bridge hospice

The Bridge Hospice

Covid visitor protocols and our expanding garden setting for residents, family & guests necessitate the purchase of durable, sanitize-able, sustainable, functional, attractive outdoor seating:  4 garden benches, 6 armchairs, 1 picnic table & 3 small tables from Taylors Recycled Plastic Products in Bailieboro totals $7,925 (pre-tax).

wes village

Wesleyville Village 

Our heritage village community activity centre, the Wesleyville church, was
badly damaged by arson in April. Previously restored by volunteers, the former
church once again requires extensive and expensive restoration. We request a
grant to help restore the eight beautiful stained-glass windows which were
cracked and damaged by the fire.

song

Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG)

SONG is a free music education program for Northumberland County kids – our program embraces children from all walks of life.
In order to welcome back returning and NEW students to in-class lessons, SONG requires funding to accommodate the need for increased instruction hours. Funding would therefore serve 3 purposes:
1) enable more children to participate in the SONG program — we really don’t want to have to turn any kids away
2) provide support to more families in the form of free afterschool programming in a safe and inclusive environment
3) supports local professional musicians – our instructors