Frequently Asked Questions about Nominations
Q. Does receiving multiple nominations increase a group's chance to be selected
A. Absolutely not. Whether a group receives 1 or 100 nominations,
it gets equal consideration.
Q. How does the nomination process work?
A. Each year, hundreds of nominations are received from our members.
The groups that meet our eligibility requirements must complete a grant application
form. We then conduct internal evaluations based on the answers to our questions.
After due diligence and discussions with our staff, the board of directors vote
to choose the final list for that year.
Q. Is completion of the grant application form mandatory?
A. Yes. Only organizations that are nominated and submit completed
forms will be considered.
Q. If an organization works in several of the issue areas, can it be listed that
A. Please choose only one category. We may move an organization
to another category if we think the group is a better fit elsewhere.
Q. I am a customer and would like to nominate the organization where I work. Is
A. Yes, you are welcome to nominate your employer.
Q. I voted for my favorite organization last year and they're not on the list this
year. What happened?
A. We infrequently fund the same organization two years in a row.
But you will probably find on the ballot organizations that do similar work. To
learn more about the organizations we are funding this year, click here to go to their websites.
Q. A group I nominated was selected as a funding recipient. Do they need to be nominated
again if they want to be considered for funding next time?
Q. I just nominated an organization. When will the final list be announced?
A. The selection schedule is as follows:
Nomination deadline - July 31
Receipt of completed grant application - September 30
Final results announced - December