We strive to help our local community by supporting groups whose primary purpose is charitable service to the community. Our hope is to reach the causes with the greatest need and make an impact forpositive change by pooling our resources..
These organizations have been nominated for the 4th quarter. Nominations must be in by April 15th for the next meeting on April 28, 2021. They are listed in order of submission. Some organizations are listed more than once due to the fact that more than one member has nominated them. Each member can nominate one organization per quarter. Vermont Family Network Inclusive Arts Vermont Mercy Connections Mercy Connections
HOW TO NOMINATE YOUR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Eligibility Requirements:To be a potential recipient, an organization must meet all of the following criteria:
Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In general, no schools, booster clubs, political parties, or religious organizations (i.e. churches, synagogues, mosques).
In operation for at least three years as of the date of nomination.
The organization must be located and serve Chittenden County.
In addition, all potential recipients must agree to:
Fill out the Prequalification form below. The Steering Committee will follow up.
Not create, sell or distribute a list with any of our members’ contact information or solicit members for additional contributions, unless an individual member opts-in directly.
Provide individual thank you/tax receipts directly to members.
Give a brief presentation at the quarterly meeting (see Presentation Guidelines Form below),
Only members may nominate a potential recipient. Each members gets one nomination per quarter.
Each non-profit can be nominated by multiple members each quarter, increasing the chance of being a recipient.
Nominations are subject to Steering Committee review. Once reviewed, the Steering Committee will ask the non-profit to sign the Charitable Donation Acceptance Agreement.
All potential recipients must have a Nomination Form and an Acceptance Form on file. The Steering Committee will contact and follow up.
Three organizations are drawn at random from the potential recipient pool a week prior to each quarterly meeting.
Those three organizations will be asked to give a 5 minute presentation during the quarterly meeting followed by a brief Q & A.
The members will vote for one of the three presenting organizations by a majority polling system at each quarterly meeting.
The selected organization is not eligible for another award for 24 months. After that time the organization can be re-nominated.