We were beyond excited to announce our 2017 grantees at our Annual Meeting (sponsored by Wells Fargo). Not only were we able to FULLY FUND all of the grant requests this year, we hit the $5 MILLION mark in grant giving!
(Click here to read about all of our ten worthy finalists.)
And the sWIFt Gift goes to...
In what’s also known as “Flash Philanthropy – WIF-style,” 2017 Annual Meeting attendees voted live, via text, to award $5,000 to one of the five runner-ups! Congratulations to Heart Math Tutoring! We’re thrilled to have such an opportunity to benefit one more very derserving non-profit. What a way to mark our $5 million milestone in grant-giving!!
SHEILA MULLEN – Sheila approached the Women’s Impact Fund as she has done with her community experience…she researched first. Sheila firmly believes that when women get together they are very powerful, and she quickly observed how WIF positively impacted the lives of those who received its grants…
Women’s Impact Fund is happy and honored that former grantee Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center received 1 of 3 Spotlight Awards at WCGN‘s 6th Leadership Forum in Jacksonville, Florida, recently. Accepting the award were WIF members Barbara Holt, Deborah Majewski, Board Chair Anne Essaye and Operations Manager Jessica Klasinski…
A packed house turned out for “Land of Opportunity??? What’s Next for Charlotte?” Along with our event sponsor Rinehart Wealth & Investment Advisory, we were pleased to offer a platform for community stakeholders to discuss and be on the forefront of the conversation in advance of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force’s report released on March 27…
The purpose of the Women’s Impact Fund is to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating our membership, increasing charitable contributions and strengthening communities through the impact of collective giving.
Learn more about the impact we are making by reading about our grantees, past and present, HERE.
Read more about our grant recipients in action: Grantees in Action
Meet our Members
“I have a conscious affinity for supporting different charities in Charlotte, and viewed Women’s Impact Fund as a way to learn about a lot of charities at one time and have an impact across many fields. Women’s Impact Fund is a wonderful way to be involved in many things…”
“As I’ve driven around to nonprofits in the area, whether professionally or as part of the site visits we’ve done through the Grants Committee, I’ve first become aware of just how many nonprofits are here and, more importantly, how much many of them have done in the relatively short period of time…”