Friday, May 30, 2014
Women's Impact Fund Does It Again -- Demonstrates the Power of Giving
Their first grants in 2004 totaled $158,000. Their most recent grants totaled $377,500 and were awarded to nine nonprofits. Their mission is to continue to support nonprofits in their work in the areas of arts, community building, education, environment, health and human services. They have grown to over 400 members and are one of the largest and fastest-growing women's organizations in the country.
Who can apply for grants?
Letters of inquiry are generally accepted every October from nonprofits. Organization projects can be new or expansion of existing programs, as long as the programs fall under the targeted grant areas. In fact, more than two-thirds of grants awarded have been to expand or improve existing programs. The programs must benefit residents of Mecklenburg County. Grants range from $40,000 to $100,000.
The fund has awarded more than $3.7 million in grants since its beginning. The organization is run by women who believe in the power of women's leadership in strengthening communities.
For more information, visit www.womensimpactfund.org/