Women's Giving Circle of Cumberland County
Status of women In North Carolina
The Status of Women in Cumberland County - Briefing Paper
The Status of Women in North Carolina - Executive Summary
Press Conference presentation regarding the Cumberland County Briefing Paper
The Women's Giving Circle of Cumberland County is pleased to make available to the Cumberland County community its Scorecard of data related to the status of women and children in Cumberland County. This Scorecard highlights the focus areas of our grantmaking - homelessness, food insecurity, healthcare and educational attainment for women and children.
WGCCC Scorecard is updated annually with data on the original areas of Basic Needs and to add new indicators as the Women's Giving Circle selects its annual direction for grant making. It is our hope that this Scorecard will become a valuable tool not only for our members but also for the community, helping to focus our collective efforts on improving the lives of women and children in Cumberland County.
Congratulations to the 2013 Grant Recipients - a total of $58,050 awarded to nonprofits in Cumberland County
- Better Health of Cumberland County - $25,000 - to provide medication, preventive products, medical supplies, eye exams and glasses, etc. to the medically underserved homeless women and children; collaboration with Cumberland County Medication Assistance Program and CFVH's Coordination of Care Dept.
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network - $20,000 - for expansion of the emergency shelter program through an on-site renovation of an existing Day Center; matching grant
- The Fayetteville Police Department - $3,000 - to provide material for workshops for victims of domestic violence and/or rape
- The Salvation Army - $6,050 - to provide emergency food vouchers and to provide camp experiences to homeless children at Salvation Army's week long Camp Walter Johnson in Denton, NC
- St. Ann's Neighborhood Youth Center - $4,000 - to provide funds for food and fuel for this afterschool program that serves homeless and impoverished children
2013 Grant Funding Priorities
The Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County awards high-impact grants to projects focusing on women and children in Cumberland County, NC.
The focus areas chosen by the membership for the 2013 grant cycle are the following:
Support Services for Homeless Women and Children:
Crisis Management Priorities
Life Management Priorities
Linkage to resources
Special considerations will be given to projects that incorporate any of the following:
- provide a new, creative approach to a critical community need
- offer opportunities to collaborate and foster partnerships, as well as leverage other funding sources
- projects that demonstrate the ability to achieve measurable results and have a high probability of successful continuation beyond the grant period
- projects that impact a larger population will be given priority
- Organizations must be located and provide services in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
- Applicants must qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be classified as a unit of government.
- Organizations must not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief nor be a religious organization that serves exclusively sectarian purposes.
We do not make grants for the following
- Capital and endowment campaigns
- Fraternal Organizations
- Organizations for re-granting purposes
- Travel and conferences
- Directly to Individuals
- Projects promoting religious or political views
How to Apply
A letter of inquiry is a short form to be completed
by an organization that wishes to make the Grants Committee aware of a potential
project. The Grants Committee will review the Letters of Inquiry during the
initial research phrase of the grants process and invite projects of their
choosing from this pool to complete full grant applications.
Letters of Inquiry are not grant proposals. They are strictly for preliminary information-gathering purposes. Submitting a Letter of Inquiry does not guarantee formal consideration for funding.
Introduction to the Grants Process
Frequently Asked Questions
- CARE Center Family Violence Program was awarded $15,000 for their special Victims Fund.
- Cumberland Co. Coordinating Council on Older Adults was awarded $15,000 to assist with their Meals on Wheels program for the 87 women on their waiting list.
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitatlity Network, Inc. was awarded $15,000 to help fund a 90-day utility subsidy fund for families moving from emergency family housing at local churches into housing at Ashton Woods.
- Hungry Angelz was awarded $10,000 to assist with their BackPack buddies program, which provides food to 815 economically challenged children in our public schools.
- Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch was awarded $25,000 for their Frink Street Transformation Project.
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network was awarded $15,000 to support the security fencing project.
- Grace & Mercy House, Inc. was awarded $9,340 to support services offered through a residential program to homeless women and their children.
- Cumberland County Department of Public Health - $20,000 for their Baby Store Project.
- Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (formerly Women’s Center of Fayetteville) - $12,500 to support their Lease to Home Program.
- St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center - $7,500 for their Community Afterschool and Summer Program.
- Planned Parenthood of Central N.C. - $4,500 for education materials for teen pregnancy prevention.
- Child Advocacy Center - $4,000 for child abuse prevention materials.
- Hungry Angelz - -$1,500 to provide food for homeless and in-need school children on the weekends.
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network - $13,500
- Cumberland Co. Medication Assistance Program - $6,000
- CARE Center Family Violence Program - $3,500
- Second Harvest Food Bank - $1,500
- The Salvation Army - $1,500