How It Works


The Basics

Our giving circle is a way to magnify and focus our individual philanthropy by pooling funds with each other and making a collective decision. Each member contributes $100 four times per year. At each meeting, the members decide on the recipient.

It’s simple, effective and very powerful.


The Details

We are looking to build-up nonprofits that are grassroots, volunteer based who provide a much needed service to our community. At each meeting, three pre-nominated organizations are invited to share their story (5 minutes each) followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers from the members. Then members vote and each person writes their check for $100 (checks only - no cash or credit card) directly to the winning nonprofit chosen for a collective, impactful donation.

100 members write their checks for $100 = $10,000
150 members write their checks for $100 = $15,000
200 members write their checks for $100 = $20,000


What it means to be a member

Members understand that by joining 100+ Women Strong Inland Mendo they are committing to contribute $400 per year ($100 at each of the four meetings) to local non-profits who are making a difference in our community. If a member isn’t able to attend all four meetings, they are still committing to mail in their check for $100 made payable to the non-profit that was chosen by the members. This information will be communicated on our Facebook page and website.


Reasons 100+ Women Strong Inland Mendo is perfect for you

  • We keep it simple - making it easy for you to participate and donate

  • Your time is limited

  • You want 100% of your charitable donation to go directly to local charities

  • You are philanthropic

  • You believe in making a difference

  • You want to learn more about local charities

  • You want to become part of a dynamic networking group of women who are providing a direct impact in their community



  • 100+ Women Inland Mendocino is a non-partisan organization

  • Only the three nominated organizations can speak at meetings