100 for Clean Water - FAQs

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Who can participate in 100 for Clean Water? Only individuals who specifically contribute $1000 or $500 to the 100 for Clean Water initiative by April 17, 2018 (5:00PM EST) can participate in the April 18th voting process. This is not open to corporations or organizations. We reserve the right to decline a donation.  

How many people can participate in 100 for Clean Water? There is no limit to the number of participants. You may give $1,000 to gain two votes and $500 to gain one vote. Our goal is to raise $100,000. There is no obligation to participate in future years although we hope you will.

Is my donation tax deductible? YES, it can be. Donations made to Clean Water Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations made to Clean Water Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, are not tax deductible as they support legislative lobbying.

Can I give more than $1,000? YES, you are encouraged to give at a level that is of significance to you to help Clean Water grow its programs, reach more people and do more good. But for the purpose of voting for your favorite program, you will be given two votes to cast for donating $1000 or more.

Can I give less than $1000? YES, the 100 for Clean Water program offers a $500 level (one vote) option.  

Is it easy to donate to 100 for Clean Water? YES, simply go to www.100forcleanwater.org. Remember you must donate on or before April 17, 2018 at 5 pm (EST) to be able to vote. All other donations are greatly appreciated and can be made on line at www.cleanwateraction.org/nj or by mailing check to: 198 Brighton Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740. 

If I am a Clean Water Action member, can I count other donations (membership, event sponsors, etc.) made to the organization towards my 100 for Clean Water participation? NO, this is a special fundraising project. All donations must be specifically designated toward 100 for Clean Water when the donation is made. 

What is the voting process? An individual who gives $1000 specifically designated for 100 for Clean Water AND is received by April 17, 2018 (5:00 pm EST) is entitled to cast two votes for the 100 for Clean Water program of your choice. An individual who contributes $500 is entitled to one vote. All will be invited to an in-person presentation on April 18, 2018 where light refreshments will be served. You will have an opportunity to discuss the 3 program options with other participants, ask questions and cast your vote. Results will be announced that evening. Only one program receives all the funds. 

Can I still vote if I cannot be there in person? YES, if you cannot be at the April 18th voting event in person, your vote(s) must be received by April 17th (5:00 PM EST). You will receive voting instructions by email upon receipt of your 100 for Clean Water donation.

How are you promoting 100 for Clean Water? Clean Water Action will post the program on its website, use social media, distribute handouts, send email announcements and other mailings to our members, friends and volunteers. We also encourage you to promote participation amongst your friends, family and colleagues. Share on facebook and twitter. All materials for 100 for Clean Water can be found at: www.cleanwateraction.org/100-clean-water

Can I get more information and ask questions? YES, visit our website at www.cleanwateraction.org/nj, email at njcwa@cleanwater.org. or call 732-963-9714. As time permits and upon request, Clean Water Action staff may provide presentations to groups of 6 or more.