Women for Women

By combining financial resources and working with others, Women for Women makes high-impact grants to improve the lives of women and girls in our region. Since 2006, Women for Women has given more than $3.8 million to programs helping women and girls in our region.

Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through women’s collective giving. Our vision is to empower women to take action, inspire hope and possibility and strengthen Western North Carolina.

The Women for Women grant program supports the facilitation of safe living and work environments for women and girls. Learn more about the Women for Women Grant Program.

Join us to celebrate Women for Women's 15th year of grant giving at our inaugural Grant Awards Luncheon on May 19th at The Omni Grove Park Inn’s Seely Pavilion. The event will include recognition of our 2020 grantees, success stories from past grantees, celebration of our advocacy efforts, and information about our plans for the future.

Geoff Sidoli, of Mountain Child Advocacy Center, and Manny Ayala, of Our VOICE, will present on behalf of the Partners in Prevention, representing two of the four agencies that received the 2018 Collaborative High Impact Grant. Founding member Chris Dismukes, who joined the giving circle in 2005, will share her story. The Advocacy & Education Committee will highlight their work and successes. WFW member, Kathy Rauch, will share an update of the giving circle’s strategic planning and what is on the horizon for our future.

The luncheon is open to Women for Women members and guests. Reservations will be available online in April through Eventbrite. For more information, contact Tricia Wilson.

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

Members Jenny Boyer and Eva Hartman at the 2019 Spring Meeting.


How Women for Women works:

  • Members commit to a tax-deductible gift of $1,100 per year for three years.
  • Members learn about regional issues affecting women and girls and make high-impact grants that help disadvantaged women.
  • Each member has a voice and a vote in how funds are distributed.
  • The level of participation in group activities is totally flexible and determined by your interest level and availability.
  • Members with the time and interest are welcome to join one of our committees.

The expertise and guidance of key leaders and organizations is sought in Women for Women’s research, grantmaking and educational activities. As a result, each member becomes a more inspired and informed philanthropist.

Join or Renew today

Already a member? Login to the WFW secure website here.

Give to the WFW Endowment Fund

This endowment will help protect our finances from changes in the economy and fluctuations in membership numbers.

"Women for Women brings together competent and compassionate women who assist Western North Carolina women and girls in achieving their potential.”

— Jennie Eblen, founding member 2005

To learn more about the Women for Women giving circle, contact Tricia Wilson at 828-367-9919.

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