Become a member of Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA

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Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is led by a seventeen member Board of Directors that meets up to nine times a year. Recommendations from eight (8) committees are presented to the Board for consideration in matters of membership, grants, finance, education, governance, communications, events, and nominating.

Much was accomplished during our inaugural year. Membership and operational guidelines were established as well as a grant application process with guidelines and evaluation tools. The 2009 Spring Annual Meeting brought excitement with the announcement and awarding of our inaugural grants. Members voted by mailed ballots for three grants totaling $60,000 to projects focused on the unmet needs of women and girls.

We are pleased that membership has grown and grant funding increased each year. In 2019 Women in Philanthropy awarded 14 grants totaling $160.475 to area non-profit organizations. Women in Philanthropy has awarded $1,226,075 in grants since 2009. While many worthwhile philanthropic organizations have experienced a decline in membership and giving, members of Women in Philanthropy continue their commitment to the CSRA through leadership, charity, and advocacy.

"Now the CSRA has a women's philanthropy group committed to improving the lives of women and children in our community. It has been heartwarming to see so many women get involved in committees that helped form Women in Philanthropy," says Carolyn Maund, one of the early founders.

If you would like to become a member, or get more involved after joining, please complete our online application or contact us through our website or call 706-724-1314.


Latest News

The grant application for 2019-2020 is now open. Please visit the GRANTS page for more information. A representative from your organization MUST be present on Sept. 11th at 3:30 at the Community Foundation .

  • History of WIP Grant Awards
  • The Education Committee is seeking speaking opportunities at civic and professional organizations to inform the public about Women in Philanthropy. For more information contact:

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


Fall Forum will be held on October 24, 2019 at The Church of the Good Shepherd at 4pm. Join us!