Women in Philanthropy is a charitable organization of over 160 women in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina who are committed to a philanthropic effort focused on the unique needs of women and children within the local communities.
Each year, grants are awarded to non-profit programs and projects that have the potential for high impact, resulting in significant positive change in the lives of women and children in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, Edgefield, McDuffie or Richmond Counties.
As members of WIP, we all recognize that there are tremendous needs in our communities. However, through our work, we have been collectively struck by the enormity of those needs. The funds requested by our 2014-2015 grant cycle applicants totaled in excess of $440,000.
Of these requests, Women in Philanthropy awarded $132,800 to nine area non-profit organizations, representing 80% of the total amount collected from members while still contributing to an endowment fund for future growth.
Since our inaugural year, 2009, Women in Philanthropy has awarded over $650,000 dollars in grants.
While we strive to continue this increase annually, the more women who realize the significant work of WIP, the greater our impact will be.
If you're not already a member, please consider joining us in our effort to better the lives of women, families, and our communities throughout the CSRA. (For information on past grant recipients, please click on Grants in the upper toolbar.)