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Group crowd-sources quarterly gifts up to $10K or more

Written by Mindia Whittier

Three local charities vied to be the beneficiary for the latest giving cycle of a local charitable men’s group. The winner received $5,400.

On Nov. 16, three local charities pitched their mission to a local group of charitable donors who crowd-source quarterly gifts of up to $10K or more. One organization was chosen to receive the contributions.

One Tribe Foundation, an organization that raises awareness and combats suicide by empowering veterans, first responders and medical frontline workers, was selected by members of 100 Men Who Give a Damn – Fort Worth to be the recipient of its 4th quarter giving cycle for 2021. Other organizations considered for the donation included Center for Transforming Lives and Support Our Soldiers.

The 100 Men organization aims to bring together 100 or more men who care about local community causes three times a year. The group meets for 90 minutes and jointly votes for a local charity. Each attendee agrees to write a $100 check to the selected charity, making a total donation from the group of up to $10,000 or more.

Any member of 100 Men may nominate a charity for consideration. Representatives from 3 finalist charities attend the quarterly meeting to make a brief, informal presentation about their organization to the group. Each member then votes for one of the three charities. The charity with the most votes receives everyone’s contributions.

Charities under consideration must serve the Fort Worth, Tarrant County area. A charity not selected at one meeting remains in the running for future meetings until selected.

The 100 Men Who Give a Damn – Fort Worth group was inspired by 100 Guys Who Give a Damn Dallas, which was inspired by a woman’s group that pioneered the movement in Canada. The Fort Worth group was formed in 2016.

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Mindia Whittier