Founded in 2007 as a special project of the Foundation, 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. All members are invited to be as involved in committee work as they wish.
Women Giving is governed by an executive committee of women who are active leaders in the Spartanburg community. Other Women Giving committees include: Communications, Education, Events, Grants, and Membership.
WOMEN GIVING FOR SPARTANBURG
Working together for causes that matter!
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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.
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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
Membership dues for 2018 are no longer being accepted. Please note that we are now accepting dues for the 2019 grant cycle, which will be due before the end of the year. We also have a dual pay option: Payment 1 will be due by June 30, 2018, and Payment 2 will be due by December 28, 2018. You may include a check for your dues, choose to be billed at a later date, or contribute online.
To become a member, you may fill out the online form and pay your annual dues by credit card through our online giving option, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to give this gift to a caring woman today.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the deadline for annual dues?
Dues are due each year by the last Friday of December. For 2018, the date is December 28.
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 Event each May. Women Giving for Spartanburg members and the awarded organizations are invited to attend this event.
Who else has joined?
More than 230 women have joined Women Giving for Spartanburg. View a member list: WGFS 2018 Members