In 2016, we donated a total of $165,000 to five different amazing causes. This brings the 10-year giving total of the 100 Women Charitable Foundation to $1,302,000. heck out our past grant recipients as well!

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Santa Clara County

 

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

NAMI helps people living with mental illness and their families by offering a wide range of support programs, education, and advocacy.  Most long-term homeless people have a mental illness and other mentally ill persons are frequently incarcerated because of their untreated illness.  NAMI provides research, support and advocacy for mentally ill individuals who are often unable to advocate for themselves.

EACH ONE REACH ONE (EORO)

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

EORO transforms the lives of youth behind bars by breaking the cycle of incarceration that entraps many low-income youth, especially youth of color.  Through one-on-one mentoring, playwriting, expressive arts, and workshops focused on academic and life skills, EORO positively changes the self-image that often limits the potential of incarcerated youth.

SILICON VALLEY CHILDREN’S FUND

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

Silicon Valley Children’s Fund (SVCF) improves educational and life outcomes of foster youth.  SVCF offers programs starting from freshman year in high school through the completion of post-secondary education.  SVCF collaborates with community partners to address the educational, vocational, and employment needs of current and former foster youth.  The program includes direct services, advocacy, and capacity building for its clients

Recipients of $15,000 Investment Grants

Asian Americans for Community Involvement:

AACI provides services to primarily low income immigrants and refugees.  Although their focus started in the Asian community, AACI helps all survivors of domestic abuse regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.  They offer a variety of programs including primary care health services, senior services, English classes and support for survivors of domestic violence, torture, and human trafficking.

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (NDS):

NDS works to end domestic violence by creating paths for survivors to achieve safety and self-sufficiency.  NDS implements prevention and intervention services to diverse populations throughout Santa Clara County.  Their long term, intensive, case management uses the Eight Domains of Self-Sufficiency: income, education, housing, food, health care, employment, wellness, and domestic violence/abuse counseling.