Results from our June Meeting:

Congratulations to our winner this quarter: Positive Discipline Community Resources.

Positive Discipline Community Resources  is dedicated to bringing the international Positive Discipline (PD) movement to Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.  Our community members embrace the core principles of PD including mutual respect, dignity, and guiding children with firmness and kindness at the same time. Each member of this movement realizes the vital importance of giving families and classrooms the support they need to encourage and teach children and youth.line has the potential to create relationships based on mutual respect and dignity, all of which lead to healthier, safer, and more just societies for everyone to enjoy.

Please send checks (payable to Positive Discipline Community Resources) to Stacy McMillan, 443 Baker St., Santa Cruz, 95062.  

100 Women Who Care in the News

Two of our leaders, Stacy McMillan and Athena Hurd, were interviewed by by Rachel Goodman at KSQD radio. It was a wonderful opportunity to promote our organization and grow our membership. It’s also a great introduction to what we do and who we support. You can listen here!

We want to share some exciting news.  

100 Women Who Care Santa Cruz was nominated for the “Be the Difference Awards” for 2024, and was honored, along with almost 50 other Difference Makers in Santa Cruz, at the SC Volunteer Center Awards on May 8.  

It made us so happy to be able to accept the honor, but again, it’s you who show up, vote, and donate.  That makes the difference.  

Thanks to our fairy godmother, Paula Maxfield, who nominated us for this great honor.  And thanks to the founders who got this great group off the ground!  

News from our March Meeting:

And the winner is…Safe Families for Children Monterey Bay.

Safe Families for Children Monterey Bay connects parents and children with local vetted volunteers who offer trusted relationship and walk alongside them to help them get their feet back on the ground. By wrapping a Circle of Support around them, we create extended family-like supports—including a safe home for children to live in temporarily if needed—that give parents space to get their lives back on track until they are in a better place to care for their children again. Through pulling families out of relational poverty, SFFC ultimately keeps children from unnecessarily entering the foster care system and ultimately keeps families together.

Also we would like to thank our other speakers from Siena House and the Coalition to End Human Trafficking.

We were all moved by your stories and appreciate the work you do!

Please send checks (payable to For Kids Foundation Monterey Bay) to Stacy McMillan, 443 Baker St., Santa Cruz, 95062.  

If you want to donate electronically, please visit and join our group: Grapevine 100 Women Who Care Santa Cruz.

Mark your calendars for more meetings in 2024:

Wednesdays:  June 12, September 4 and December 11 from 6:30-7:30.

Collective action ~ Empowering community.

This simple statement is the essence of 100+ Women Who Care.

Everyone is welcome! Members of the community gather 4 times per year to make a donation of $100 each to a local nonprofit organization. When these individual gifts are combined, they are amplified and become a powerful force for doing good work in our community.

We meet four times a year in March, June, September and December at the Museum of Art and History (MAH)’s Garden Room, located at 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz.  Come down at 5:30 and grab a bite to eat and a beverage at Abbott Square, then head to the MAH’s Garden Room at 6:30 for our one hour meeting.

Our Santa Cruz 100+ Women Who Care giving circle has already donated more than $306,000 to provide for those in greatest need in Santa Cruz County. We hope you will join us at our next meeting to see how easy and fun it is!

100 Women Who Care is for you if:

  • You don’t have time in your busy life to volunteer but have been wanting to help those in need
  • You can commit to one hour every three months
  • You want 100% of your donations to go directly to a local nonprofit
  • You want to leverage your $100 donation to become a part of a larger amount of money by joining together with other women.
  • You would like to meet other women philanthropists in Santa Cruz
  • You are looking to volunteer or join a board but are unsure which nonprofit would be a good fit. Every meeting we will feature 3 nonprofits and highlight the work of several others.  Many are just getting started and your support would make a huge impact.

Join Us!

Become a member now. Come to the meeting and be prepared to donate $100.00. Anyone who is ready to donate gets to vote for the selected nonprofit.

Are you involved with a nonprofit?

If you know of a nonprofit you would like the giving circle to consider, complete a Nomination Form.

You must be a member and attend the meeting to put a name in the hat and be prepared to speak about the organization. The organization must have 501(c)3 status.

You can donate by check or online:


Donate  on Grapevine, an online platform that supports giving circles. Join 100 Women Who Care Santa Cruz. You can elect to donate one time or quarterly. At the end of the meeting month, we will send all the money collected to the nonprofit that was selected. You will receive a receipt from Grapevine, not directly from the nonprofit, for your files.

Please Note: Grapevine charges 2.2% +$.30 for credit card processing, plus you have the option to provide a tip to Grapevine for their services. So your donation will cost a little more online.

By check:

You can always donate by check. Please make the check out directly to the nonprofit that is selected that month.

If you were unable to donate at the meeting, you can always mail your $100 check, made out to the selected nonprofit, to: Stacy McMillan, 443 Baker St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95062.