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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.
Of the many requests received in the 2015-16 cycle, Women in Philanthropy awarded $133,000 to eight 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 $730,000 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.)

Latest News


2015/2016 GRANT APPLICATION AVAILABLE in the fall of 2016 with date TBA.


Please visit the Grants page to review the Grant Application Instructions and Grant Guidelines.
We strongly suggest that all grant seekers attend the WIP Grant Informational Session which will be announced soon.

  • 2016 Grants Awarded - At the annual meeting of Women in Philanthropy of the CSRA, a total of $133,000 in grants was awarded to the following non-profit organizations: Safe Homes of Augusta, Inc; Re-Start Augusta, Inc.; Center for New Beginnings, Burke County; The Salvation Army of Augusta; Hitchcock Healthcare, Aiken; Family YMCA of Greater Augusta; Mental Health America Aiken County Nurture Home; Mission OM Foundation, Inc. Congratulations to all! To learn more about our newest grant recipients and their special programs, click above on the highlighted "2016 Grants Awarded."

  • The Education Committee is seeking speaking opportunities at civic and professional organizations to inform the public about Women in Philanthropy. For more information contact:

Upcoming Events

Membership - Women may join anytime throughout the year. Simply click on the Join Now button above or Membership in the upper toolbar.



Dates for upcoming events to be announced soon.

Other News

2016 Awards Luncheon Members,guests, and representatives of non-profit organizations gathered March 18, 2016 for the awarding of this year's grants for eight projects in the community that will benefit women and children.