Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission: Strengthen communities by maximizing women’s leadership in philanthropy through collective giving, education and engagement.

Our Vision: A community of philanthropic women impacting the world.

Our Values:
We value Community – We foster strong relationships among our members and with the broader community.
We value Growth – We provide learning opportunities to promote thoughtful philanthropy and informed leadership.
We value Impact – We strengthen communities by harnessing our collective intellectual and financial resources.
We value Inclusion – We embrace diverse perspectives – our collective spirit thrives when all voices are heard.
We value One Woman, One Vote – We employ a democratic grant making process.

Strategic Goals and Objectives

On June 11, 2014, the Women’s Impact Fund adopted 8 strategic goals and objectives to guide our actions over the next several years.

1. Position WIF for Long-Term Bold Leadership on Community Issues.

2. Build on WIF’s Strong Grantmaking Process to be more Innovative and Strategic and have even Greater Impact in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

3. Establish WIF as an Organization that Develops and Positions Women as Philanthropic Leaders, Non-Profit Leaders and Community Leaders.

4. Develop a Strong Diverse Plan for Financial Sustainability for the Next Five Years.

5. Establish an Organizational Structure that supports WIF’s mission, strategic goals and success based on an analysis or organizational operation, roles and responsibilities.

6. Ensure an Organizational Culture that is aligned with mission, values and goals.

7. Assess, Strengthen and Build Systems for Member Recruitment, Engagement, Education and Retention.

8. Build a Strong Marketing and Communications Plan to Support the Above Goals.