According to a new report from "The Chronicle of Philanthropy," women today have more clout when it comes to philanthropic giving.
In fact, research conducted by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy demonstrates that women-led households are more philanthropic than men-led households.
Nowhere is this more evident than in Pee Dee's Women in Philanthropy, a local group dedicated to the principle that, collectively, women can make a difference in their communities.
Since its inception in 2009, Women in Philanthropy has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in grants to local charities in the following Pee Dee counties: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg. Membership is open to any woman who is interested in improving the quality of life for all citizens in the Pee Dee. Each member makes a financial contribution to the giving circle and votes to decide which organizations are selected to receive grants.
Applications for Women in Philanthropy's eighth annual grant cycle is available July 15. The deadline to apply is August 31. Grants will be awarded on December 1.
Grants from Women in Philanthropy are awarded to nonprofit 501(c) 3 groups in the Pee Dee region, with operating budgets less than $750,000, that support the needs of the underprivileged in the community. Funds are given to programs that address an existing or emerging community need including health, nutrition and/or assistance to victims of violence, neglect or poverty.
Read the original article on Eastern Carolina Community Foundation's website.