She's one of the celebrities giving away their money on E!'s new "Bank of Hollywood," in which people make the case for requests ranging from touching to intriguing.
Spelling is also producing a revival of "Promises, Promises" on Broadway, set to open in April.
She says the E! show is both a way to help people and to say, "Hey, this is who I am."
Spelling was married to producer Aaron Spelling for 38 years. He died in 2006. His career included "Charlie's Angels," "Beverly Hills, 90210" and other hit TV series.