Founded in 2013, 100 Women Who Care Oakville is one of more than 600 similar groups located worldwide that focus on coordinating funding for local, community charitable organizations. We gather at quarterly meetings for one hour to hear three short presentations on local nonprofits in need. Members vote and each person e-transfers or writes their cheque for $100 directly to the chosen nonprofit resulting in a collective, impactful donation.
The group is run entirely by volunteers with no administrative fees solicited from members. This way 100% of the donation goes directly to the charity.
Membership is always open!
What we do
We bring Oakville’s caring, giving women together for 4 one-hour long gatherings per year. Each member commits to donating $100 per meeting. By vote, we choose one hardworking local charitable organization to donate the entire pool of money to, meaning the selected organization may receive a group donation of $10,000 or more.
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Frequently asked questions
How do charitable organizations in Oakville get involved?
What is the 100WWCO criteria for a charity to qualify?
How often can a charity be nominated?
A charity can be nominated at each meeting as long is has not been a recipient of the group’s donation in the past. Once the charity has been selected to receive the group's donation, it will not be put up for reconsideration for another 3 years. This will allow other charities the chance to get selected. A charity may also be nominated more than once by different members at each meeting, giving it a greater chance of being presented.
Who can nominate?
Any ACTIVE member in good standing can submit one charitable organization per meeting for consideration. An online Nomination Form must be submitted at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting. The member nominating a charity must have attended at least one meeting prior to submission, and be the one presenting the charity. Guests are not permitted to present.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization and NOT to 100 Women Who Care Oakville. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.
How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?
A member who has signed the Commitment Form and is in good standing can put the name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing at the meeting. At random, three organizations will be selected from the hat. The nominating members will be asked to come up and give a short 5 minute presentation as to why the organization they are nominating should receive the donation and then spend 5 minutes for Q & A. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations!