The North Carolina Community Foundation is accepting grant requests for projects funded from its statewide Women’s Fund until Sept. 9.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming that supports women and/or children, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues. Programs must serve areas within the NCCF’s 66-county service area. (Check out the list of all counties served by the NCCF.)

Applications and specific information about submissions are available online or by writing to The Women’s Fund, North Carolina Community Foundation, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609. 

The statewide Women’s Fund awarded grants in 2009 to Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership, based in Edenton ($3,000); Families Living Violence Free in Granville County ($1,000); Girls on the Run of Catawba Valley ($1,500); New Leaf Behavioral Health, which serves Wake County ($1,500); and WAMY Community Action of Boone ($3,000).

The grants committee of the statewide Women’s Fund is comprised of representatives of the NCCF’s local women’s giving circles and other female community leaders from across North Carolina. The NCCF supports eight regionally based giving programs across the state, including the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund; Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina (Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties); the Women Givers of Currituck-Dare; the Wake County Women’s Giving Network; the Art of Giving, a collective of Triangle women; Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount; the Onslow Women’s Health Fund; and a new group just emerging in the Catawba Valley area.

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