Strategic Goals & Objectives

Vision, Mission, Values



A community of philanthropic women impacting the world.


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


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.


In 2014, Women’s Impact Fund adopted eight strategic goals and objectives that guide our actions and initiatives.

  • Position Women's Impact Fund for long-term bold leadership on community issues.
  • Build on Women's Impact Fund’s strong grant-making process to be more innovative and strategic and have even greater impact in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
  • Establish Women's Impact Fund as an organization that develops and positions women as philanthropic leaders, non-profit leaders and community leaders.
  • Develop a strong diverse plan for financial sustainability for the next five years.
  • Establish an organizational structure that supports Women's Impact Fund’s mission, strategic goals and success based on an analysis of organizational operation, roles and responsibilities.
  • Ensure an organizational culture that is aligned with mission, values and goals.
  • Assess, strengthen and build systems for member recruitment, engagement, education and retention.
  • Build a strong marketing and communications plan to support the above goals.
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