Serving Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties
2013 Power of the Purse
Please join us Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Elizabeth City for the Power of the Purse handbag and accessory auction. Proceeds will benefit grantmaking in northeastern North Carolina.
Tickets, $25, are available at the Elizabeth City Visitors and Convention Bureau. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a wine tasting sponsored by Sanctuary Wines will also be featured. For more information, contact Charlotte Underwood.
The Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina was established in 2006. The primary objective was to bring women together from these four 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 Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina 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 women and children in the areas of health, mentoring, economic opportunities, childcare and older adult care, education, entrepreneurship and community relations in Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties.
The Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina 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 $150 annually. Annual distributions include $100 for the annual grantmaking pool; $25 for administration; and $25 for the Statewide Women’s Fund held by the NCCF. The fund welcomes donations through sponsorships and general contributions, and members may make a higher annual donation.
All members are entitled to one vote that determines the organization/s and program/s that will receive annual funding.
The Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina accepts grant applications in an annual, competitive grants cycle from organizations that support the needs of women and children in the areas of health, mentoring, economic opportunities, childcare and older adult care, education, entrepreneurship and community relations in Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties. Grants range from $500 to $1200; the Power of the Purse grant is generally around $2,500. Total grants from this fund in 2013 were up to $4,250.
For more information, email Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF regional associate, or call her at 252-216-8908.