The purpose of Women in Philanthropy is to award grants to fund programs and projects that have the potential for high impact, resulting in significant positive change, in the lives of women, girls and/or children in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie or Richmond Counties.
Completed grant application forms MUST BE RECEIVED in The Community Foundation's office before 12 noon on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Grant decisions will be announced at the annual meeting in March 2013. Applications WILL NOT be accepted after the November 15, 2012 noon deadline.
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2012 Grant Recipients
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services & SafeHomes of Augusta: This program is a collaboration on an enhancement project to provide free specialized Individual Counseling and Therapeutic Support Groups for women, girls, and children who have experienced sexual and or interpersonal violence. Funding will support licensed professional counselors at both agencies who will utilize Cognitive Processing Therapy which is a multi-component treatment enveloped for treatment of victims suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.
Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County: The project will focus on forensic interviews, medical examinations for abused children, and prevention of child sexual abuse training. The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County is the only organization in that area to provide specialized services for abused children. Children who have been sexually abused, or suspected of being sexually abused, are referred to the pediatric nurse practitioner for a medical examination. In the past, children had to travel several hours to be seen by a qualified medical provider. Funding will be used for forensic interviews, medical examinations and prevention of child sexual abuse training.
Kids Restart, Inc.: Funding provides supervised visitation services at the Kids Restart Visitation Center for children in foster care. Visitations are once a week for 90 minutes. Staff members supervise the visitation and provide hands-on parenting and family enrichment activities to keep the family connected. Progress is communicated to the case manager and judge. Kids Restart is the only supervised Visitation Center in Richmond County. The goal is to help the parent learn proper skills necessary to parent and once children are returned home, they stay home.
Girls on the Run of the CSRA (Formerly Girls on the Run of Aiken County) The Girls on the Run of Aiken County (now Girls on the Run of the CSRA) partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Augusta (BGCA) and several local Title 1 schools to bring the internationally acclaimed Girls on the Run (GOTR) program to at-risk girls in Aiken, Columbia, and Richmond counties. Through WIP funding, GOTR will offer the program to girls (3rd - 5th grade) at each of the five BGCA sites as well as two cohorts (3rd - 5th grade and 6th - 8th grades) at four Title 1 schools (18 total). A "cohort" consists 8-15 girls. Funding provides program scholarships to low income girls who participate in the BGCA program and attend Title 1 schools. GOTR is a research based program proven to reduce risk factors such as teen pregnancy, obesity, and drug use in at-risk girls. Girls in need of shoes for the program are also provided a scholarship to purchase a pair of athletic shoes.