Women Giving for Spartanburg (WGFS) reached a milestone in its nine-year history– over $2 million in grants – awarded to Spartanburg County nonprofits.
“It is a momentous time for Women Giving,” Chair Susan W. Floyd said at the annual meeting. “Through the generosity and dedication of our members, we’ve been able to make an impact on our community in the areas public health, education, the arts, and social environment.”
The group’s grants committee of twenty-two diverse women request grant proposals from local nonprofit organizations each year for innovative projects focusing on areas highlighted by the Spartanburg Community Indicators Project. After review, site visit, and a grants showcase, the members then vote on the organizations to receive money.
“I am incredibly proud of our 229 members of Women Giving for demonstrating the transformative power of collective giving,” Floyd said. “By uniting our contributions, we are advancing Spartanburg.”
This year the following seven nonprofits will receive a combined total of $214,000 in financial assistance: Project Hope Foundation (Project HOPE Foundation Spartanburg Clinic), Partners for Active Living (Transforming the Spartanburg Community through Play), St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic (Eat Smart), Upstate Warrior Solution (Rally Point: Spartanburg Homeless Warrior Program), Charles Lea Center Foundation (Charles Lea Outdoor Center), West Gate Training and Consultation Network, Inc. (Behind a Happy Face: A Behavioral Health Initiative), and The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light).
Women Giving for Spartanburg is a group of passionate women who have joined together to enhance the quality of life in the Spartanburg community through collective giving. This women’s giving circle pools its money, energy and ideas in order to create a measurable impact on the organizations it funds annually. Women Giving for Spartanburg was founded in 2007 as a special project of The Spartanburg County Foundation.
If you would like more information about Women Giving for Spartanburg, please contact Women Giving for Spartanburg at 864.699.2511 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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