Women in Philanthropy 2015 Grant Presentations
Women in Philanthropy, a giving circle of Eastern Carolina Community Foundation, will hear oral presentations from grant applicants for its seventh annual grant cycle at noon on Tuesday, August 27 in the Joe Stukes Room at Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence. The public is invited.
Nonprofit organizations from across the Pee Dee will make a five-minute presentation to the membership of Women in Philanthropy as the final phase of a competitive grant process. Prior to this event, the organizations submitted a written application and received a site visit from members of the grant committee.
Applicants represent a broad section of 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in the Pee Dee with yearly operating budgets less than $750,000. The applicant organizations provide services and run organizations that address issues of health, nutrition and assistance to victims of violence, neglect or poverty.
At the conclusion of the oral presentations, each member of Women in Philanthropy will receive a ballot to determine which organizations receive funding. Invited representatives from nonprofit organizations will be in attendance for this event, which is open to the general public. Members from the media are encouraged to attend, as well.
Funding for the grant awards comes from annual contributions from the members of Women in Philanthropy. Membership is open to any woman who is interested in improving the quality of life for citizens in the Pee Dee. Each member makes a financial contribution to the giving circle and votes to decide which organizations are selected to receive grants.
Mission of the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation:
The mission of Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Pee Dee through inspired philanthropy. The foundation was created in 2007 to meet needs in Chesterfield, Marion, Marlboro, Dillon, Florence, Darlington and Williamsburg counties. It is a public charity established as a collection of charitable funds built with gifts and bequests from people in eastern South Carolina. Offices are located at 154 W. Evans Street in historic downtown Florence.