Women’s Impact Fund 11th Annual Grantmaking Cycle Begins

The Women’s Impact Fund is launching its eleventh grant cycle today. Since its inception in 2003, the Women’s Impact Fund has donated over $3.3 million for worthy causes in Mecklenburg County and awarded high impact grants to 44 organizations. With the increased demands and reduced resources that many organizations face, the Women’s Impact Fund recognizes that this is a critical time for non-profits, and encourages all eligible organizations to apply…

Women’s Impact Fund Announces 2013 – 2014 Board of Directors

At its annual meeting on May 14, Women’s Impact Fund members voted in the new slate of directors for the 2013-2014 year. “Women’s Impact Fund is blessed to have so many creative, smart women who want to serve on the board,” said nominating committee chair Susan Patterson. “Everyone approached this year gave an enthusiastic “yes” to the invitation to serve. It’s very much like putting together a puzzle,” she added…

Women’s Impact Fund Announces 2013 Grant Award Winners

The Women’s Impact Fund, a collective-giving organization composed of nearly 400 community minded women, announced the winners of the 2013 Grants at its 10th Annual Meeting in Charlotte on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Wells Fargo was the presenting sponsor of the event. The Women’s Impact Fund focuses its grant-making in five areas: arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Awards are made based on the significance of the project in providing a creative, substantive approach to a critical community need, and/or addressing an emerging community issue in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community…

Women’s Impact Fund to Award 2013 Grants

The Women’s Impact Fund will host its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Big Chill, 911 East Morehead Street in Charlotte. The highlight of this annual gathering will be the announcement of the 2013 Grant Awards. Grants between $40,000 and $100,000 will be made in each of five categories: Arts and Culture; Health; Education; Human Services and Environment. These five awards are the culmination of months of research and work by Women’s Impact Fund members…

Women’s Impact Fund to Host “Status of Women in N.C.” Lunch & Learn

Women’s Impact Fund members and guests will hear the findings of a report recently released by the North Carolina Council for Women entitled The Status of Women in North Carolina. The discussion will focus on women in the Charlotte-Metropolitan region. The Lunch & Learn will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at Byron’s South End from 11:30am-1:00pm. “This report shows that North Carolina’s women are becoming better educated, more prosperous and more politically influential than ever before,” said Beth Briggs, director of the N.C. Council for Women…

Social Hour for Social Issues Event Release

Guest panelists will focus on the particular challenges facing our community as the Women’s Impact Fund hosts the first event of its membership year. Member Ann Caulkins, president and publisher of the Charlotte Observer, will serve as moderator for the program which will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Discovery Place from 6:00pm- 8:30pm as part of the Women’s Impact Fund’s Social Hour for Social Issues event…