Who is eligible for membership? Any woman, man, or teen* who desires to support Clay County Florida nonprofits AND commits to donating $100 per quarterly meeting is eligible for membership. *Note: the donation amount for teens is $10 per quarter.
Which organizations are eligible for donations? To be considered for a donation from 100+ Who Care About Clay County, the organization must be a certified 501(c)3 headquartered in and serving Clay County, Florida. Charities may not be political or divisive in nature.
What is a 501(c)3 charity? Being a 501(c)3 charity means the charity has been approved by the IRS as a tax-exempt nonprofit whose purpose is to benefit the general public through philanthropic goals that aim to improve the quality of life for the community and beyond.
Are the not-for-profits that are awarded donations required to share how they use the funds? Yes, any not-for-profit that is awarded funds from 100+ Who Care About Clay is required to submit a description of how the funds were used to benefit the underserved in Clay County. Recipients are also invited to the next quarter’s meeting to share with our members about how funds were used.
Are faith-based organizations eligible to receive donations? Yes, a faith-based organization is eligible to be nominated provided the funds are used for a specific project that supports the underserved in Clay County (example: a faith-based organization that runs a shelter for the homeless).
How do I make the donation? We will collect donations one week prior to each meeting, the night of each meeting, and for one week after the meeting date. We will make arrangements with you to collect your donation if you cannot join us the night of the meeting or choose to join us via Zoom if we meet virtually. Donations may be made in cash, check made out to Impact Clay, or via PayPal. If you choose to use PayPal, your contribution will be in the amount of $103.00, as PayPal charges a usage fee and this ensures that nonprofits receive a full $100 donation.
Is my contribution tax deductible? How do I get my tax receipt? Yes, your contribution is eligible for a tax deduction, and we will send you a receipt.
Can I just send the donation to one of the charities myself? Why do I have to donate during the meeting? The goal of the 100+ Who Care About Clay is to introduce members to the charities and to make one large collective donation on behalf of the entire membership. Each member’s donation is part of that large donation. Members are always welcome to make additional donations anytime directly to the charity.
How do I vote if I cannot attend the meeting? In order to vote you must be present at the meeting and remain current in your contributions to previously selected charities. If you cannot attend, you will receive an email shortly after the conclusion of the meeting notifying you of the meeting details and directions on how to submit your donation if you haven’t already done so.
Can I be removed from membership? If you choose to no longer participate in the 100+, please let us know and we will remove your contact information from our database. You may rejoin at any time by completing another membership form. Additionally, we understand there are times when donating $100 for a quarterly meeting may be a challenge. To remain an active member, you must stay current with your donations; however, if there is a case in which it is financially difficult, please contact us (it will remain confidential) and we will work to find a solution suitable for you and the charities involved.
How long do meetings last? Meetings generally last about 1 hour. We open the doors 30 minutes early for networking and mingling.
May my employer match my contribution? Absolutely! In many instances, employers (or other businesses with whom you may be affiliated) may match contributions dollar for dollar. Contact your employer to see if they have a Matching Gift Program and then let us know.
May I bring a friend to the meeting who is not signed up? Of course you can! Anyone is welcome to sit in on a meeting. In order to vote, he/she will need to complete a membership form prior to the start of the meeting and make their donation.