Women in Philanthropy annual grant cycle begins

Women in Philanthropy, an affiliate of Eastern Carolina Community Foundation, will accept applications for their seventh annual grant cycle until July 1. Grants from Women in Philanthropy are awarded to nonprofit 501(c) 3 groups in the Pee Dee region, with operating budgets less than $750,000, that support the needs of the underprivileged in the community. Funds are given to programs that address an existing or emerging community need including health, nutrition and/or assistance to victims of violence, neglect or poverty.

Women in Philanthropy is a giving circle founded in 2009 that provides an opportunity for a group of caring and focused women to collectively learn about philanthropic issues and address needs in the following Pee Dee counties: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro and Williamsburg. Membership is open to any woman who is interested in improving the quality of life for all 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. Since its founding, Women in Philanthropy has granted $250,000 for the advancement of the Pee Dee.

The grant application can be downloaded at easterncarolinacf.org and is due by 5 p.m. July 1. A paper copy of the grant application can be mailed upon request by calling the 843-667-1131. Grants will be awarded in the fall.
Women in Philanthropy is one of 62 philanthropic funds administered by Eastern Carolina Community Foundation, a public charity created by and for local citizens to benefit the community.

Author: Jana Pye

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