Women's Foundation of California launches a $10,000 online contest and Californians get to decide who wins

Thu Mar 7, 2013 9:05pm EST

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One qualified  California  nonprofit with the most votes on  March 28  wins a
large grant

SAN FRANCISCO,  March 7, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The  Women's
Foundation of California  launched its first online contest, the  People's
Momentum Award. A qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the most votes
come noon PST, Thursday, March 28, will take home a $10,000 grant. The contest
was designed to celebrate March-Women's History Month-and is sponsored by Wells
Fargo Bank.

Everybody in  California  is invited to nominate and vote for their favorite
nonprofit, which must be working on behalf of women and girls in  California.
For example, qualifying organizations might be a women's health care clinic, a
job training program that works with teenage girls or an organization that makes
sure that low-income mothers have quality childcare.  

The nomination period ends at  midnight PST  on  Friday, March 15, and the
deadline to vote is  noon PST,  Thursday, March 28.  You can nominate your
favorite organization  today and share with your networks this opportunity to
influence grant making decisions of the Women's Foundation of  California.

"We decided to hold the contest because we wanted to give decision-making power
to our supporters, donors and activists. We wanted to tap into their collective
experience and knowledge and ask  them  to tell  us  who in their community is
working hard on behalf of women and children and deserves a grant," said  Judy
Patrick, President and CEO of the Women's Foundation of  California.

This is the first time the Women's Foundation of  California  is organizing a
contest that gives supporters an opportunity to help a nonprofit in their
community. The Foundation hopes to raise awareness about the fact that many 
California  nonprofit organizations are struggling these days, especially the
ones working on behalf of women and girls. Ideally, this online contest will
inspire Californians to support life-changing organizations.  

About the Women's Foundation of  California

The Women's Foundation of  California  is a publicly supported grant making
foundation that invests in women as a key strategy for creating a  California 
where all communities are economically secure and can thrive. Since 1979, the
Foundation has awarded more than  $30 million  to over 1,200 community-based
organizations in each region of the state.





SOURCE  Women's Foundation of  California

Sande Smith, Director of Communications, Women's' Foundation of
California,+1-415-321-2045, sandes@womensfoundca.org

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