100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley Announces Fall 2016 Funding Recipient

October 12, 2016 –Cupertino, Calif. — The Silicon Valley Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care, a giving circle where members nominate local organizations for possible funding, today announced Daughters of Farm Workers as the recipient of funding at its October 12th meeting held at Merlion Restaurant in Cupertino, Calif.

Daughters of Farm Workers is a program of Girl Scouts of Northern California that guides and empowers girls from farming communities. Funds raised at the 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley meeting will support its summer 2017 program in Gilroy, where participants are immersed in a literacy program and introduced to STEM applications.

 

In addition to Daughters of Farm Workers, members listened to presentations from National Women’s Political Caucus Silicon Valley and Sacred Heart Community Service.

 

National Women’s Political Caucus Silicon Valley’s mission is to increase women’s participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train, and support feminist women for election and appointment to public office. While in pursuit of this goal, NWPC Silicon Valley strives to win equality for all women; to ensure reproductive freedom, to achieve quality dependent care; and to eradicate sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, ageism, ableism, violence, poverty, and discrimination based on religion or sexual orientation. NWPC is a multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a true women’s political power base to achieve equality for all women.

 

Sacred Heart Community Service mission is to build a community free from poverty by creating hope, opportunity and action. It provides essential services, work together to improve our lives, advocate for justice, and inspire the community to love, serve and share.  Sacred Heart Community Service was specifically requesting funding to help woman and families of domestic violence to secure hotel vouchers, enabliging them to have a safe place to stay.

 

Since the 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley chapter was started in the fall of 2013, it has raised over $41,000 for local non-profits. Meetings are held quarterly on the second Wednesday of the quarter. The next 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley meeting will be held at 6pm on January 11th at Merlion Restaurant in Cupertino, Calif.

 

About 100+ Women Who Care

100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley is a giving circle where members nominate local organizations to receive funding. At each meeting, three pre-nominated organizations are picked “from the hat” to share its mission and vision with the group. After the three organizations present, members then vote anonymously and the organization with the most votes receives a check for $100 from each member, written that evening directly to the winning organization. The group is patterned after similar all-women giving circles located throughout the world.

For more information and to become a member, visit www.100womensv.org or contact Therese Kollerer, therese_100@yahoo.com or (408) 370-5272, for membership or non-profit nomination information