Our beginnings

The Bertie-Hertford Women's Fund was established in 2006.  The primary objective was to bring women together from these two rural counties to learn about the critical needs of their area and to address those needs through a targeted  grants program that could make a difference to nonprofit organizations serving women and/or children.

Mission and focus

The Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund is a program designed to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating its membership, increasing charitable contributions and strengthening communities through the impact of collective giving.

We currently focus on initiatives that address the needs of and for women and children in areas of health, education, human services in Bertie and Hertford Counties.

Our approach

The Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund seeks membership among those who support our mission and agree to become participating members of the fund. Through a collaborative decision-making process involving all members, we provide grants to organizations and programs based on specific criteria established by members.

Membership and benefits

Members contribute a minimum of $300 annually. Annual distributions include $200 for the annual grantmaking pool; $50 for administration; $25 for the Women's Fund of Bertie-Hertford permanent endowed fund; and $25 for the Statewide Women’s Fund held by the NCCF. The Women’s Fund of Bertie-Hertford welcomes donations through sponsorships and general contributions, and members may make a higher annual donation, to be allocated to function in a proportionate manner.

All members are entitled to one vote that determines the organization/s and program/s that will receive annual funding.

Commitment form

Grants

The Bertie-Hertford Women's Fund accepts grant applications from organizations that support the needs of and for women and children in areas of health, education, human services in Bertie and Hertford Counties. Grants range from $500 to 2500; the 2013 grants cycle is closed.  

Contact

For more information about the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund, email Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF regional associate, at 252-216-8908.

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