Women’s Impact Fund Names New Operations Manager

The Women’s Impact Fund, a Charlotte-based collective giving organization composed of400 community leaders, has hired Jessica Lehmann as its new Operations Manager. Ms. Lehmann has deep experience working in the nonprofit sector, most recently serving as the Executive Director of Reading Enriches All Children (REACH), an organization that promotes literacy for at-risk children, in Norfolk, VA. “I am truly excited about being part of the Women’s Impact Fund,” said Lehmann…

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Awarded $54,600 Grant From Charlotte-based Women’s Impact Fund

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has received a grant totaling $54,600 in support of the museum’s education programs and community outreach.

The grant from the Women’s Impact Fund (WIF) will allow the museum to expand its public school art education program, increase the number of participants in a community outreach program for incarcerated youth and adults, and launch a special program for individuals with low or no sight. Half of the grant total will be used by the museum in fiscal year 2015 with the second half to be used in fiscal year 2016…

2014 Revised Grant Award Winners Announced – July 2014

The Women’s Impact Fund, a Charlotte – based, collective-giving organization with 400 female community leaders, has granted five local nonprofits a combined $380,100 to address critical community needs. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Child Care Resources Inc., TreesCharlotte, Barium Springs Home for Children and The Salvation Army are this year’s grant recipients. Through a competitive application process, which generated more than 100 entries, grant recipients were evaluated in an extensive member-led review process followed by a general membership vote…

Women Change Communities, one ‘giving circle’ at a time

Two women interested in new ways to give back to their community found inspiration in a magazine story about a Seattle giving circle. That was in 2003. Since then, the Charlotte-based Women’s Impact Fund has grown to nearly 400 community leaders awarding 49 grants totaling more than $3.7 million – and it has become one of the largest women’s collective giving groups in the country…