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Women in Philanthropy is a charitable organization of over 150 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, girls, and/or children in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie or Richmond Counties. Edgefield County is being added for the 2015 grant cycle.

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 grant applicants totaled in excess of $620,000. Of these requests, Women in Philanthropy awarded $112,000 to seven area non-profit organizations(two were a collaborative grant), representing 70% 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 a half million 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

The 2014 Women in Philanthropy Grant Recipients were announced March 28,2014 at the annual meeting, 12 noon.

  • 2014 Grants Awarded - At the annual meeting of Women in Philanthropy of the CSRA, a total of $112,000 in grants was awarded to the following non-profit organizations: Kids Restart Inc; Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA; Immaculate Conception Catholic School; The Lydia Project; Aiken Partnership at USC Aiken; ASU Foundation/GRU Literacy Center; Mental Health America, Aiken County. Congratulations to all! To learn more about our newest grant recipients and their special programs, click above on the highlighted "2014 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:

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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.



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

Other News

2014 Awards Luncheon Members,guests, and representatives of non-profit organizations gathered March 28, 2014 for the awarding of this year's grants for seven projects in the community that will benefit women and children.