100 Women Who Can - Farmington Valley is based on a simple premise: that we can combine our resources to make large-scale grants to programs and communities in need. Our goal is to make an immediate, direct and positive effect on the lives of our neighbors in Hartford County, CT by bringing together 100 (or more!) women in the Farmington Valley who care about local community causes and who are committed to community service.

How it works: We give away $10,000 in one hour!

It goes like this:

-We meet for one hour, four times a year, and each member brings a check for $100 (or more).

-Members can nominate local non-profits whose names are put into a hat.

-Three names are drawn at random and the 100 Women Who Can nominating members make a five minute presentation for their cause.

-We all vote with a secret ballot for which cause to support.

-All members write their checks to the cause that receives the most votes -- right on the spot!


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead

100 Women Who Can is for you if:

  • You don’t always have time in your busy life to volunteer but want to help those in need, and you can commit to one hour every three months;

  • You are involved with other groups but are interested in meeting other charitable women in the Farmington Valley;

  • You want 100% of your donations to go directly to a local charity;

  • You want your $100 donation to become a part of a larger amount of money by joining together with other women, creating a powerful impact in our local area;

  • You would like to learn more about the charitable needs of your community and the charities that fulfill those needs; and

  • You are eager to increase awareness about great charitable organizations within our community.