NCCF announces 2013 grant awards from statewide Women’s Fund

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013 grant recipients from the statewide Women’s Fund, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF president and CEO. Receiving $2,000 each for a total of $10,000 in grants were:

  • Albemarle Hopeline, Pasquotank County
  • Ashe County Partnership for Children
  • Catawba County Parenting Network
  • Church on the Rise Peacemakers Family Center, Rocky Mount
  • Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center, Wake County

NCCF’s eight regionally based women’s giving programs include the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County; the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund; the Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina, which serves Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties; the Currituck-Dare Woman’s Fund; the Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount; the Art of Giving, a collective of Triangle women sponsored in conjunction with the Triangle Community Foundation; the Women's Impact Network of New Hanover County; and the Cary Women's Giving Network. Additional giving groups are in the planning stages.

NCCF statewide Women's Fund 2012 grants

Receiving a total of $9,600 in grants were:
  • Church on the Rise Peacemakers Family Center, Rocky Mount: $2,000
  • The Family Violence Prevention Center, Raleigh: $2,000
  • Sheltered Aid to Families, Wilkesboro: $2,000
  • Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership, Edenton: $1,600
  • My Sister’s House, Rocky Mount: $1,000
  • Women of Hope, Inc.: Wilmington: $1,000

About us

Mission:  The mission of The Women’s Fund of North Carolina is to establish a permanent endowment dedicated to improving the quality of lives of women and girls in North Carolina. The endowment was founded to encourage philanthropic giving among women and to encourage funding sources to assign a higher priority to issues and concerns of women and girls. The Women’s Fund of North Carolina has proudly supported the following activities:

  • UNC-TV’s award-winning project: A Woman’s Health
  • Straight Talk On Menopause – Broadcast on UNC-TV
  • InfoMinutes – provided personal insight and information from well-known spokespeople about topics such as breast cancer, heart disease, smoking, osteoporosis and more
  • On-Call:  A Women’s Health in North Carolina – call in program gave women a chance to ask questions of healthcare professionals
  • A fnancial fitness program:  Money Counts – Eight-week course designed by Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council staff serving 600 girls in Hoke, Lee, Scotland, Harnett, Johnston, Chatham, Person and Cumberland counties
  • Bridges To a Family Friendly Workplace – a conference sponsored by NC Equity to promote family friendly personnel policies in both private and public sector workplaces
  • Seasons of a Woman’s Life – an educational program designed by the Poe Center for Health Education that addresses specific health issues pertinent to three stages of life
  • Giving Ourselves Permission:  Celebrating the Lives of Women and Girls – a conference in partnership with St. Andrews College focusing on issues pertinent to the lives of women and girls

Historical milestone events:

First annual Raleigh luncheon speaker: Elizabeth Dole, Honorary Chair

First annual Charlotte dinner speaker and Sandhills luncheon speaker: Jane Brody, New York Times columnist

Historical tea and luncheon: Madeleine K. Albright (then representative of the US to the UN; later US Secretary of State) and Senator Jesse Helms

Self-Esteem Conference: Dr. Pouru Bhiwandi, Jane Brody, Dr. Carolyn Dunn,

Shortchanging Girls -- Shortchanging NC: Nora Lynn Finch, Shirley Frye, Patricia Hunt, Judy Mann, Betty Ray McCain, Dr. Linnea Smith, Michelle Warren, Dr. Ruth Dial Woods


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