What is a cy pres award?

A cy pres award is a distribution of money that is left over from a class action settlement because individual class members fail to claim their portion of the settlement or when it is impractical to distribute very small amounts of money to large numbers of class members. In many circumstances, and under court supervision, these leftover monies can be awarded to nonprofits, such as Child Advocates of Nevada County.

Why designate your cypres award to Child Advocates?

Child Advocates of Nevada County is a nonprofit with a mission that all children should grow up in a home free from abuse and neglect. We provide the community with services through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Healthy Babie Home Visiting, and the Child Safety Puppeteers.  Never has there been a more critical time in our community to protect children and focus on the mental health and wellbeing of our future generation. Thank you for considering a partnership with Child Advocates of Nevada County on behalf of the children and families we serve.

Contact us

If you have questions about designating Child Advocates of Nevada County to receive cy pres, or to request a declaration by CAOFNC in support of your motion to designate CAOFNC as a recipient of cy pres, please contact:


In naming Child Advocates as a recipient of cy pres, you will help us support, advocate, and give a voice to the children in Nevada County.

Thank you for designating Child Advocates as the beneficiary of a cy pres or residual fund award.