Congratulations to our 2022 Grantees! Click the video above to learn more about the work we have supported through our annual grantmaking process. This is what a Giving Circle is all about!
“Working Together for Causes that Matter” is more than just the slogan of Women Giving for Spartanburg – it is a reflection of the deep conviction that connects us all.
In 2007, a group of visionary women formed a collaborative venture with the Spartanburg County Foundation with the goal of enhancing our community’s quality of life through the power of collective giving. Through the years, Women Giving for Spartanburg has provided Grant funding to 100+ organizations totaling more than $3 million. Together, we can do so much!
This is our 15th anniversary year and we are making it a memorable one! During this year of celebration we aim to reach an ambitious goal of growing Women Giving to 250 Members, which will deepen our impact as we set our sights on what we can accomplish – together – in the next chapter for Women Giving! This power of collective giving, guided by the input of each Member, holds tremendous promise for moving Spartanburg forward.
Women Giving is forward funded, which means the dues we collect by December 31, 2022 determine the Grant award amounts for the spring 2023 awards cycle.
Get ready for a landmark program year as we celebrate 15 years of women making a collective difference in Spartanburg. Let’s seize this opportunity to propel Women Giving forward as we honor this milestone anniversary!
WOMEN GIVING FOR SPARTANBURG
Working together for causes that matter!
FIFTEEN YEARS and counting...
Average Grant Award
To maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and informing its membership, increasing charitable contributions, and significantly improving the greater Spartanburg community through the impact of collective giving.
- EXPAND philanthropy and increase giving by local women of all ages;
- BUILD awareness around issues of concern in the Spartanburg community, particularly civic health, economy, education, natural environment, public health, social environment, and cultural vitality; and
- PROMOTE the power of collective giving
Join Women Giving for Spartanburg today and experience the power of collective giving and the joy of helping our local agencies change lives in the Spartanburg community. Membership dues are annually collected to contribute to a pooled fund for community grants. A small portion will also contribute to program costs such as mailings, events, and membership recruitment.
Regular Members are asked to contribute $1,100 for each year of membership ($100 going to program costs). All members receive one vote annually in determining organizations and/or programs to receive funding.
Junior Members (age 21 to 35) are asked to contribute $550 for each year of membership ($50 going to program costs). Junior members receive one-half vote annually in determining the organizations and/or programs to receive funding.
Women Giving wants you to join and to be as involved as you want to be. Join a committee and serve if your time allows.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- Participate in a giving circle committed to making a difference in the Spartanburg community;
- Impact areas within our community that have the greatest need through the power of collective giving;
- Network with a diverse group of like-minded women who share the same passion to make their world a better place;
- Strengthen the influence of women in promoting philanthropy as a community value; and
- Participate in Women Giving for Spartanburg educational activities and special events
To become a member, or renew your membership, fill out the online form and pay your annual dues by credit card, or print your WGFS Membership Commitment Card and mail along with your annual dues check to PO Box 2646, Spartanburg, SC 29304.
Gift memberships are also available. Contact info@WomenGivingSpartanburg.org to give this gift to a caring woman today.
Women Giving for Spartanburg
P.O. Box 2646
Spartanburg, SC 29304
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to be nominated or invited to join?
No! All women with a desire to better the Spartanburg community are welcome!
What areas of the community will Women Giving fund?
Through its grantmaking, Women Giving for Spartanburg will provide high-impact grants to help address emerging issues and meet critical needs in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Women Giving for Spartanburg will hold several educational sessions each year to inform members of needs and opportunities within each area.
How are nonprofits selected for funding?
Through a grants application process, the grants committee of Women Giving for Spartanburg will seek projects and programs meeting critical community needs in the five targeted areas of funding. Through extensive research and due diligence, the committee will determine a slate of potential funding opportunities which will be voted upon by the membership.
When will the awards be announced?
Grants will be awarded at the Women Giving for Spartanburg Annual Luncheon each May. This event is open to the community!
Who else has joined?
More than 230 women have joined Women Giving for Spartanburg. View a member list: WGFS 2020 Members