The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 grant recipients from the statewide Women’s Fund, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF president and CEO. 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

NCCF’s statewide Women’s Fund focuses on programming that supports women and/or children, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues. Programs must serve areas within NCCF’s 67-county service area. Tolle Whiteside said the selection committee, which is comprised of representatives of NCCF’s local women’s giving programs from across the state, had a difficult time choosing from among so many worthy grant applicants. “We saw a lot of innovation and critical need requests,” she said. “The committee’s selection process was challenging this year.”

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.

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