The Women’s Fund of North Carolina announces more than $17,500 grants to organizations led by women. Impact doubled by matching fund.

The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 grant recipients from the Women’s Fund of North Carolina, totaling over $17,500.

The Fund supports the changing and diverse issues, needs, and challenges facing women in North Carolina through an annual grant program benefitting nonprofit organizations and programs that serve women and girls across the state.

In addition, the program identified a preference for organizations led by women and those offering services that promote leadership development for women and girls.

The 2021 grants include:

  • $5,000 to Emancipate NC (Statewide) for Justice League: Leadership Track for Women and Girls
  • $5,000 to Hope Center at Pullen (Wake) for generating opportunities for young women with histories in foster care
  • $1,000 to Simply Girls (Sampson; Harnett) for the GREAT program (Girls Reading Enhancement Activity Time) for girls 5-12 years old
  • $3,620 to True Justice International (Craven; Onslow) to provide restorative services to female survivors of human trafficking
  • $3,000 to Women’s Resource Center (Alexander, Caldwell, Catawba) for programs that offer hope, support, and recovery from life-changing events such as job loss, domestic violence, divorce

This year, the impact of the Women’s Fund of North Carolina does not stop at its own grantmaking. Because of the high volume of applications received, the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment, which prioritizes services benefitting women, will fund additional grants from this applicant pool, up to $17,500.

The Women’s Fund of NC received a record number of applications, more than triple the usual amount, according to Leslie Ann Jackson, NCCF vice president of community investment and engagement, who added, “The heightened volume demonstrates the heightened need in the community.”

“NCCF welcomes donors and other funders to join us in responding to the needs of women in North Carolina, and this year, the Burevitch Endowment is a perfect fit as a matching fund”, said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF President/CEO.

The grant selection committee is comprised of representatives from other NCCF women’s giving circles across the state, including: 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; and the Cary Women's Giving Network.

 

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