Wake County Women's Giving Network
Women's Giving Netowork's
Education Committee hosts Lunch and Learn May 21. RSVP by May 15. Details and ersponse information here.
Read our March 2013 newsletter here!
Women's Network awards $150,000 to six nonprofits! Check out story here of our 2012 grantees.
Visit our Flickr slide show for scenes from our annual grantee luncheon at North Ridge Nov. 8.
The Women’s Giving Network of Wake County was established and launched in late 2006 by creative leaders whose primary objective was to bring women together to learn about the critical needs of Wake County and to address those needs through high-impact grants that could make a dramatic difference to nonprofit organizations serving women and/or children.
Mission and focus
The Women’s Giving Network of Wake County is a program designed to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating its membership, increasing charitable contributions and strengthening communities through the impact of collective giving.
We currently focus on initiatives that support women and/or children in Wake County.
The Women’s Giving Network seeks membership among those who support our mission and agree to become participating members of the fund. Through a collaborative decision-making process involving all members, we provide grants to organizations and programs based on specific criteria established by members.
Membership and benefits
All members commit to contribute $1,200 annually for five consecutive years. Annual distributions include $1,000 for the annual grantmaking pool; $100 for administration; and $100 for the Statewide Women’s Fund held by the NCCF.
All members are entitled to one vote that determines the organization/s and program/s that will receive annual funding. Individual members have the opportunity to:
- Participate in an organization of women empowering and/or supporting other women
- Help women make strategic, informed decisions about philanthropy
- Attend Women’s Network special events and educational offerings
- Network with like-minded women who share similar values and enjoy the camaraderie that comes from associating with a cause-driven group
- Witness the power of collective support
For more information about the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County, email Leslie Ann Jackson.