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Women in Philanthropy is a charitable organization of over 160 women in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina who are committed to a philanthropic effort focused on the unique needs of women and children within the local communities.
Each year, grants are awarded to non-profit programs and projects that have the potential for high impact, resulting in significant positive change in the lives of women and children in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, Edgefield, McDuffie or Richmond Counties.

As members of WIP, we all recognize that there are tremendous needs in our communities. However, through our work, we have been collectively struck by the enormity of those needs. The funds requested by our 2014-2015 grant cycle applicants totaled in excess of $440,000.
Of these requests, Women in Philanthropy awarded $132,800 to nine area non-profit organizations, representing 80% of the total amount collected from members while still contributing to an endowment fund for future growth.
Since our inaugural year, 2009, Women in Philanthropy has awarded over $650,000 dollars in grants.

While we strive to continue this increase annually, the more women who realize the significant work of WIP, the greater our impact will be.
If you're not already a member, please consider joining us in our effort to better the lives of women, families, and our communities throughout the CSRA. (For information on past grant recipients, please click on Grants in the upper toolbar.)

Latest News

2015/2016 GRANT APPLICATION AVAILABLE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2015 AT 12:00 NOON.

Please visit the Grants page to review the Grant Application Instructions and Grant Guidelines.
We strongly suggest that all grant seekers attend the WIP Grant Informational Session to be held Thursday, September 10th at 3:30 PM at the Enterprise Mill Events Center, 1450 Greene Street.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE GRANT APPLICATION

  • 2015 Grants Awarded - At the annual meeting of Women in Philanthropy of the CSRA, a total of $132,800 in grants was awarded to the following non-profit organizations: Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County, Child Enrichment, Inc., Christ Community Health Services Augusta, Family Connection of Columbia County, HACK Augusta, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, Storyland Theatre, Inc., The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta, USC Aiken. Congratulations to all! To learn more about our newest grant recipients and their special programs, click above on the highlighted "2015 Grants Awarded."

  • The Education Committee is seeking speaking opportunities at civic and professional organizations to inform the public about Women in Philanthropy. For more information contact: education@wipcsra.org.

Upcoming Events

Membership - Women may join anytime throughout the year. Simply click on the Join Now button above or Membership in the upper toolbar.

 

 ATTENTION MEMBERS:  SAVE THESE DATES! 

Friday, March 27, 2015  Annual Meeting and Luncheon  12 noon  Augusta Country Club

Other News

2015 Awards Luncheon Members,guests, and representatives of non-profit organizations gathered March 27, 2015 for the awarding of this year's grants for nine projects in the community that will benefit women and children.