In 2013, the Wabash Valley’s first Giving Circle, 100+ Women Who Care Vigo County, was established and became a sponsored program of the Community Foundation. The success of this group inspired surrounding communities to establish their own chapters. In addition to 100+ Women Who Care Vigo County, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation coordinates 100 Women Who Care in Clay and Sullivan Counties, as well as Guys Who Give in Clay and Vigo Counties.
Members of these groups agree to donate $500 annually – $100 into an endowment in the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, as well as $100 per quarter to a selected nonprofit organization. The members meet on a quarterly basis to nominate, advocate for and vote for a local nonprofit organization to support. Collectively, these five groups have awarded over $1 million to nonprofits in the Wabash Valley and have built endowments totaling almost $665,000.