One Charity

At each quarterly meeting, we choose one local non-profit organization to support, and we write our individual tax-deductible checks to the organization to make one aggregate and significant donation.

Purely Local Benefits

The more than 100 women (and two men) who are part of our organization are committed to supporting non-profit organizations that provide services to the citizens of the Lorain County area. Each non-profit that is presented for consideration is required to serve Lorain County. This supports our mission to make a significant impact in the community through making a larger donation than any one individual could make.
One Hour

Participating in the quarterly meetings requires about an hour of our time. Meetings begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. There is an optional social networking session immediately following the meeting to get to know other members. We meet at Quaker Steak and Lube in Sheffield, Ohio.

100 Women Who Care About Lorain County
One Large Sum of Money  

Currently, there are 180 members in our organization. With at least 100 women or groups of women giving their quarterly $100 donations, we are able to give $10,000 or more at one time, making a larger impact on the chosen non-profit organization and on our community. ​​Since 2010, we have donated over $335,000.

Congratulations to our members, and thank you for your contributions in support of the non-profit organizations who serve Lorain County!
One Charity - One Hour - One Large Sum of Money - Purely Local Benefits
We are pleased to announce that the organization Hope For Futures was selected as the winning non-profit at the October 2021 meeting of 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County.  Hope for Futures is a Lorain County based 501c3 that works within communities to support individuals whose current poverty diminish their outlook for their future. 

October, 2010 - Soul to Sole

​January, 2011 - Lorain County Free Clinic 

April, 2011 - St. Mary's Hot Meals Program

July, 2011 - Blessing House

October, 2011 - Genesis House

January, 2012 - Family Promise of Lorain County 

April, 2012 - Margeau's Free to Be Project

July, 2012 - Human Trafficking Collaborative Lorain County

October, 2012 - Haven House of the Neighborhood Alliance

January, 2013 - Children's Developmental Center

April, 2013 - Elyria YWCA

July, 2013 - Lorain County Red Cross

October, 2013 - Second Harvest Food Bank Backpack Program

January, 2014 - St. Jude Church Helping Hands Food Pantry

April, 2014 - Neighborhood Alliance Senior Nutrition

July, 2014 - The Mad Factory

October, 2014 - The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lorain's Food Bank

January, 2015 - Lorain County Free Clinic

April, 2015 - Camp I.D.E.A.S

July, 2015 - Interfaith Hospitality Network's Family Promise

October, 2015 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County

January, 2016 - Power 4 Pink

April, 2016 - Gathering Hope House

July, 2016 - Lorain Fraternal Order of Police

October, 2016 - The Lucy Idol Center For The Handicapped

January, 2017 - LCADA The Key

April, 2017 - Love INC

July, 2017 - Save Our Children

October, 2017 - Elyria YWCA Girls Circle 

January, 2018 - STEAM Maker Camps

April, 2018 - Blessing House

July, 2018 - Second Harvest Common VIEW School Based Mobile Pantry Pilot 

October, 2018 - Sleep in Heavenly Peace

January, 2019 - Neighborhood Alliance "Haven Center"

April, 2019 - LIFE A Dementia Friendly Foundation

July, 2019 - Well-Help Inc.

October, 2019 - Women's Valor Home

January, 2020 - Let's Get Real

July, 2021 - Harrison Cultural Community Center

October, 2021 - Hope For Futures
Non-Profit Organizations that have received our donations

Good News!

Our 100 Women Fund at the Community Foundation is over $14,000, meaning it will generate sufficient interest for a payout next year! If you still want to donate, it's never too late! We encourage members to continue to donate, as they are able, so the fund continues to grow, resulting in increased ongoing community benefit. Go to the Community Foundation website ( and click on the blue donate button at the top right of the home page.   
Dear 100 Women members,

In light of the significant increase in local COVID cases, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our January meeting of 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County. While we regret having to take this action, we want to do our part to help reduce the spread of this virus.

In lieu of having a meeting, we are asking that you make a contribution to our 100 Women fund at the Community Foundation of Lorain County. You can do do this in one of these ways:

1. Make out your check to "Community Foundation of Lorain County" with 100 Women Fund in the memo line, and send it to either address below:

-- 100 Women c/o Sue Bowers
  5309 Reserve Way, Village of Sheffield, OH 44054


-- Community Foundation of Lorain County
  9080 Leavitt Road
  Elyria OH 44035

2. Donate online at the Community Foundation website, selecting the 100 Women WHo Care About Lorain County fund. Follow the link below to donate online.
100 Women Who Care About Lorain County Fund (<>

We hope to see you in April!

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100 Women Who Care About Lorain County...
Making a Difference One Woman at a Time!