How It Works

100 Four Times a Year 100 Women

Each 100 Women Who Care-Michiana member commits to be a member for one year (a period of 12 consecutive months) at a time. Commitment involves donating $400 annually ($100 per quarter) to give to selected St Joseph County and Michiana area not-for-profit organizations to help them meet immediate needs in our community.

At each quarterly meeting, all members of 100 Women Who Care-Michiana are welcome to nominate an eligible local not-for-profit organization/agency in need of funds by filling out a nomination form. Those approved charities can be found in the Charity section of this website. To add a charity for future consideration, members can submit a request to add. All charities are vetted prior to becoming eligible. Three charities are randomly selected for consideration and each nominee is given 5 minutes to present their value to the group. 

 Make A Real Change In Lives

Each member then votes by written ballot for her choice agency of the three organizations presented and the votes are immediately counted.

The agency with the most votes is announced and will receive that quarters donation. Donations are made by cash, check or credit card.  (Checks can be made out to the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.) The Community Foundation of Elkhart County handles all donations and issues a single check from 100 Women Who Care Michiana to the selected organization. This allows the agency to feel the huge impact of 100 Women Who Care-Michiana can make together.

The meeting ends in one hour or less. The fortunate agency chosen receives the number of current members x $100. We hope in no time we will be over 100 members so the target is at least $10,000.

How To Contribute

Contributions are made at the quarterly meeting or online, at this website, via the DONATE NOW button.

 How to Donate with a Credit Card:

  • Click the DONATE NOW button on our website and choose 100 Women Who Care Michiana from the drop down menu.
  • Mail you check (payable directly to COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF ELKHART COUNTY with “100 Women Michiana” written on the memo line) to COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF ELKHART COUNTY, PO BOX 2932, ELKHART IN 46514. A rubber stamp will be available at each meeting for stamping the payee name and memo line, and self-addressed envelopes for the Community Foundation will also be available.

Tax receipts will be provided to each member for their quarterly contributions.