We are Creating an Awareness of the
Needs of Women and Children in the CSRA.
The Women in Philanthropy of the CSRA award grants to fund programs and projects that have the potential for high impact, resulting in significant positive change in the lives of women and/or children.
Our Grantees for 2021
The Boys & Girls Club of CSRA works to enable all young people, especially those who needs us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Child Enrichment provides and coordinates comprehensive intervention, stabilization, prevention and advocacy in the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children
Communities in Schools of Augusta Richmond County surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
A collaboration of 22 churches that provides food, clothing, and financial assistance towards utilities, medicine, transportation, and emergency shelter.
A nonprofit organization that provides grocery products to the hungry through a network of more than 175 direct service programs and food pantries. Golden Harvest distributed more than 14.1 million meals to those in need in fiscal year 2019, and since its founding has distributed more than 250 million meals.
Heritage Academy is an independent school offering a quality Christ-centered education to children of diverse economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds, empowering them to become a positive influence for Christ in this community and around the world.
Reach Out and Read (ROR) gives children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. We envision a world where every child is read to every day.
Through locally written, original plays and musicals, Storyland Theatre presents live, quality theatre productions for children and families, especially those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience theatre.
The Mission of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts develops students to become creative, visionary, responsible citizens through the transformative power of the arts.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Habitat for Humanity International Women Build Program was·established in 1991 to encourage involvement of more women in construction of Habitat homes. To provide simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities, Aiken County Habitat for Humanity is asking for $40,000.00 to help fund our next Women Build Home. The house is built over a 16 week period primarily by women. Approximately 180 women will complete 2,576 hours to build this house. Our homeowner who is a woman will complete 100 hours on her house and another 100 on the house of others and in our Restore.
About the Women in Philanthropy in the CSRA
Women in Philanthropy is a charitable organization of over 200 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. Of the many requests received in the 2019-20 cycle, Women in Philanthropy awarded $160,475 to fourteen area non-profit organizations.
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. You can also learn more about past grant recipients here.
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The following is from the Aiken County Habitat for Humanity. We are honored to support the great work they have done in 2020.
“An amazing part of the recent Women Build is the $40,000 grant the Habitat Women Build team received from the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) CSRA organization to support this build. Focused on high impact projects and missions that support the health, education, and welfare of women, girls and children in the CSRA, WIP has more than 200 members who contribute and raise funds to support deserving causes across Aiken, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, Richmond, and Edgefield Counties. In the 2019-2020 grant cycle, WIP CSRA conferred more than $160,000 in grants to 14 non-profits, with the Habitat Women Build project receiving the single largest grant in the cycle. Habitat for Humanity Women Build is honored by and grateful for their incredibly generous support!”