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.
WGC 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.
2014 Grant Cycle
Congratulations to the following organizations that were selected to receive funding in our 2014 grant cycle:
- Fayetteville Urban Ministry - $30,000 for E.S.T.E.E.M. - This program will focus on empowering women living inpoverty to improve their life situations and that of their dependent children through basic skills training and employment while addressing food insecurity.
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina - $25,000 - This is for a take-home food program for at risk children. This program provides a weekly backpack with shelf stable food to get children through the weekend when school meals are not available. They will also create a community garden to use for education of children and adults and in schools for garden/nutrition education.
- Child Advocacy Center - $7,000 - This will be used to implement a program to support their effort to prevent homelessness by providing direct assistance to victims of abuse and exploitation.
Thank you to all of the programs applied to our grant program this year. We are very thankful for the work you are doing to help those in need and to make our community a better place.
2014 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 general focus in 2014 will be to assist women and children who are living in poverty, are victims of abuse and exploitation, and/or are homeless with no reliable source of food. The two specific focus areas chosen by the members for the 2014 grant cycle include:
- Help with safety and transition needs for exploited women and children living in poverty.
- Address food insecurity in households with children ages birth through elementary school who are living in poverty.
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.
- Organizations must have met all reporting requirements on previous funding to be eligible for future funding. For those organizations with active grants who are invited to submit a full proposal, a final or interim report must be submitted with a full grant proposal to be considered for 2014 funding.
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
Introduction to the Grants Process - RFP - All information needed - Please print and read first.
How to Apply
Our grant application process is now online through the Cumberland Community Foundation online system. Follow the link below to complete your letter of inquiry. If you have signed in when applying for a Cumberland Community Foundation grant, the same login and password will apply.
instructions for the online applications
- Select "sign up" if it is your first time accessing the online application
- Use the link in your confirmation email to return to the website and view
- Complete and submit the general application and then you can answer the
supplemental questions for the specific grant opportunity.
- The general application is connected to an applicant's email address. As
long as you keep the same email address, you will only need to complete the
general application once.
Deadline for the Letter of Inquiry is November 18, 2013 by 11:59 PM.
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.
- 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 CCMAP 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
- 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 $5,000 to assist with their BackPack buddies program, which provides food to 815 economically challenged children in our public schools.
- Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch - $25,000
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network - $15,000
- Grace & Mercy House, Inc. - $9,340
- Cumberland County Department of Public Health - $20,000
- Center for Economic Empowerment and Development - $12,500
- St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center - $7,500
- Planned Parenthood of Central N.C. - $4,500
- Child Advocacy Center - $4,000
- Hungry Angelz -$1,500
- 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