Women’s Giving Network of Wake County awards more than $95,000 in local grants

Women’s Giving Network of Wake County awards more than $95,000 in local grants


The members of the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County announce $95,800 in local grant awards, bringing their cumulative grantmaking total to more than $1.1 million, according to Laurie Hughes, network president.


This year’s nonprofit recipients are:

•    $14,000 to Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for Girls in Science: Future Focus
•    $56,800 to JusticeMatters, Inc. for expanding access to legal services to protect women and children in Wake County
•    $25,000 to the Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness for coordinated entry and assessment - single women's pilot

Hughes thanked the community for its support of the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County.”

About the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County
The Women’s Giving Network of Wake County is a program of the North Carolina Community Foundation, which supports eight local women’s giving circles across the state and the Women’s Fund of North Carolina. The Network is designed to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educations its membership, increasing charitable contributions and strengthening the Wake County community through the impact of collective giving. In addition to Hughes, leadership includes: Kella Hatcher (immediate past president), Jenny Eury (corresponding secretary), Molly Painter (grants chair), Lee Hayden (education co-chair), Pam Prather (education co-chair), Amy Pirozzolo (membership chair), Holly Ivel (communications chair), Hayden Constance (at-large member), Jesma Reynolds (at-large member) and Virginia Price (at-large member).

Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at nccommunityfoundation.org.

For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Quinn Novels at 919-256-6914 or qnovels@nccommunityfoundation.org or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $130 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With nearly $247 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

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