Women’s Fund of North Carolina awards more than $19,000 in grants

The Women’s Fund of North Carolina has awarded $19,570 in grants to charitable organizations throughout the state. The Women’s Fund is a program of the North Carolina Community Foundation.  

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 in any county within the NCCF network.   

2023 recipients included the following: 

This year, the selection committee prioritized funding organizations led by women of color or who identify as a member of a historically marginalized population and services that promote leadership development for women and girls.   

The recipients of the two largest grants received top scores from the selection committee for their efforts in promoting leadership among women and girls. Other recipients also received high marks from the selection committee. Grant recipients for 2023 cover a variety of women’s issues and come from all around the state.    

Established in 1991, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $284,000 in grants since its inception.  

“Narrowing down the list was a challenge again this year as we again saw an increase in applications,” said Kathryn R. Holding, NCCF’s vice president of philanthropic services. “Clearly the need is great, and we welcome donors and other funders to join us as we support women across North Carolina.”  

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 Currituck-Dare Woman’s Fund, and the Cary Women’s Giving Network. 

Learn more about the Women’s Fund of North Carolina and its work throughout the state or make a tax-deductible donation at nccommunityfoundation.org/WomensFund. 

Media contact  
Hannah Hogewood, Marketing & Communications Manager  
hhogewood@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6901