Press Release

100 Women Charitable Foundation Will Donate $171,000 to Local Nonprofits At Upcoming Annual Dinner and Voting

 — The Foundation Has Donated Over $1.1M Over Past Nine Years —

LOS ALTOS, CA, February 10, 2016 — The 100 Women Charitable Foundation invites members and potential new members to attend its Annual Dinner and Voting on Friday March 4, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. At the dinner, six grant finalists will give presentations to the members, who will vote and award three impact grants of $45,000 each. The remaining finalists will receive an investment grant of $12,000 each. Over the past nine years, the Foundation has awarded $1,137,900 in grants.

This year’s grant finalists are: Bill Willson Drop in Center, Child Advocates SV, Elevate Tutoring, Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, Services for Brain Injury, Silicon Valley Urban Debate League.

The 100 Women Charitable Foundation started in 2006 with 100 women willing to donate $100 each and has grown to include a membership base of 531 women who raised $171,000 in 2015. Since the organization is run 100% by volunteers, 100% of member donations are donated to worthy nonprofit organizations.

“The 100 Women Charitable Foundation exemplifies the power of women giving as one,” said Teri Zingale, one of the founders. “These women, working together as a collective, have now contributed more than a million dollars to deserving non-profit organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.”