In 2015, we donated a total of $171,000 to three different amazing causes, bringing our nine year giving total to over $1.1 Million. Check out our past grant recipients as well!

Bill Wilson Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth

billwilson Bill Wilson Center Grant Recipient Ceremony

Grant Received from 100 Women Charitable Foundation = $45,000

The drop in center primarily serves runaway and homeless youth ages 13-24 and also serves as a safe place for young adults victimized by human trafficking. Homeless youth are typically victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, have suffered from general to severe neglect, have experienced exploitation, were abandoned by caretaker absence or incapacity and/or were put at substantial risk of safety and well-being. The 100W impact grant will help runaway and homeless youth exit street life and make a successful transition to adulthood.

Elevate Tutoring

elevate grant winnerElevate Tutoring Center Grant Recipient Ceremony

Grant Received from 100 Women Charitable Foundation = $45,000

Elevate Tutoring aims to close the achievement gap by providing financially disadvantaged students with free tutoring, training, scholarships, and work experience. The program provides training and scholarships to in-need college students who then serve as role models and provide free tutoring services to middle and high school students. The 100W impact grant will provide training for 20 low-income college students who will provide over 3,000 hours of free tutoring to low income students in high school and middle school.

Child Advocates, Silicon Valley (CASA)

100women Child Advocates, Silicon Valley (CASA) Recipient Ceremony

Grant Received from 100 Women Charitable Foundation = $45,000

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley provides stability and hope to children who have experienced abuse and neglect by being a powerful voice in their lives. CASA volunteers give voice to a child’s wishes and needs in court and provide the encouragement and support the child needs to thrive. The 100W impact grant will allow Child Advocates to design and implement a Data Management System to provide more effective and efficient case management for the children and CASA volunteers. Implementation of this system will allow Child Advocates to meet the needs of more children in Santa Clara Valley

Recipients of $12,000 Investment Grants

Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, Inc.

The Santa Clara Valley Blind Center (SCVBC) works to increase the confidence, independence, and quality of life of the blind and visually impaired through educational, recreational, and rehabilitative programs. The majority of SCVBC clients are very low income and have incurred a tragic and traumatic loss of a key sense. This leaves them isolated, in danger of injury, faced with fear and loneliness, and unable to access personal and community resources. The programs and services offered by SCVBC have been proven to reduce social isolation and improve health and wellness of adults and seniors who are blind/visually impaired.

Services for Brain Injury
Services for Brain Injury (SBI) provides clients and families with rehabilitation and vocational services to achieve their highest level of independence. The organization values comprehensive rehabilitation; promotes maximum independence; returns clients to work whenever possible; enhances quality of life and provides educational outreach services. SBI has been commended for the development of services in the greater Bay Area that assist persons with brain injury in reaching their highest level of independence. Their staff is recognized for its excellent support and partnership with the Department of Rehabilitation.

Silicon Valley Urban Debate League
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League (SVUDL) uses the smart sport of debate to help low-income youth tap the power of their voices to compete, excel, and change the world. Three components drive SVUDL’s impact at its participating schools: competitive debate, curriculum innovation, and leadership development. In addition to a competitive debate program, SVUDL trains teachers to change classroom and school culture by channeling the power of student voice to make being smart cool. The inclusionary nature of the program opens opportunities for young people to converse across differences of race, class, and cultural background.