Community Grants Program
The Woman’s Club of Raleigh is actively involved in volunteer service and the support of community organizations. The Club’s mission is “to serve and support our community in the areas of the Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues.” The Community Grants Program provides direct financial contributions to 501 (c) (3) organizations in the Raleigh community for specific projects and initiatives. Areas of interest are broad including, but not limited to, the arts, children’s services, conservation, education, social services, women’s issues, historic preservation, and public affairs.
The Community Grants Committee reviews applications and selects recipients. Grants are typically awarded in an amount ranging from $500 to $3000.
Grants are awarded and paid in May of the current year. A letter will be sent from The Woman’s Club of Raleigh, Community Grants Committee Chair, regarding your grant request. This letter will also include any information needed during or upon the completion of your project such as: All recipients must include in any publication regarding their project, acknowledgement of the receipt of The Woman’s Club of Raleigh Community Grant. Within sixty (60) days of receipt of your grant check or sixty (60) days of the end of your Project, forward information outlining how the grant money contributed to your success to:
Community Grants Committee Chairman
The Woman’s Club of Raleigh
3300 Woman’s Club Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
This can be in the form of a letter addressed to the above. If applicable, please enclose any publication that was created regarding your project such as a performance program or any published materials.
To apply for a Community Grant, follow the guidelines outlined below under Community Grants Request Guidelines.
Mail the completed grant application and five (6 total) copies postmarked by March 1 of the current year to.
THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF RALEIGH
COMMUNITY GRANTS COMMITTEE
3300 WOMAN’S CLUB DRIVE
RALEIGH, NC 27612
NOTE: It is vital that we receive six (6) copies. If we do not, your application may not be considered.
COMMUNITY GRANTS REQUEST GUIDELINES
Please provide a cover sheet with the following information:
- Name, address and full contact information for your organization
- Name, address and full contact information for the primary contact(s)
- Specific Project Title and Brief (35-word) Summary of Purpose
- Time period covered by the project
- Amount of the request
Include also the following:
- The front page of your organization’s 990
- Project Budget (line item) – If the project has multiple funding sources, applicant may include the entire budget.
- Supporting materials may be included if the applicant desires.
The Community Grant application must include the following information on a maximum of five (5) pages:
- Description of need and impact on the community
- How the project is in line with the Mission of the Club?
- How support by The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will be visible in your organization
- Number of persons likely to be served.
- Possibility of participation by Club members.
- Potential development of the proposed project along with plans for project/program’s continuation
- Project staffing
- Use of volunteers.
COMMUNITY GRANTS AWARDED 2019-2020
- Community Music School, $2,000 – This grant will help provide low-income students with high quality music lessons and Music Appreciation they would not otherwise have resources for.
- Girl Scouts of NC Coastal Pines, $1,500 – This grant will provide support for Community Outreach Troops in Southeast Raleigh serving up to 60 girls from severely disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Note in the Pocket, $2,000 – This grant will provide a season’s worth of clothing to students identified by the Department of Health and Human Services as below poverty level.
- The Hope Center at Pullen, Inc., $2,000 – This grant will help support programs such as tutoring, internships, and life-skills programs for individuals aging out of the Foster Care System in Wake County.
- Women NC, $2,000 – This grant will help support a scholarship for one student to attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Conference.