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 and Culture, Civic Engagement and Outreach, Education and Libraries, Environment, Health and Wellness.” 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, homelessness, education, social services, women’s issues, historic preservation, and public affairs.
The Community Grants Committee reviews applications and selects recipients. Grants have typically been awarded in an amount ranging from $500 to $2000 in the past. The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected our fundraising efforts.
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 2020
- Community Music School. $2,000. Provides operating support that enables CMS to provide music instruction for economically disadvantaged youth.
- COR Museum. $1,000. Provides funding for the From Mothers to Mayors exhibit: Celebrating a Century of Women’s Suffrage honoring the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the passage of women’s right to vote.
- NC Museum of Natural Sciences. $2,000. PLANT for Children (Preserving Land and Native Trees for Children) enhances a current green space dedicated to children at Prairie Ridge EcoStation.
- Passage Home. $2,000. Provides Kindergarten Readiness for Homeless Children.
- The Hope Center at Pullen, Inc. $2,000. This grant will Foster Successful Transitions and serve foster care teens and former foster care youth aging out of foster care.
- Wade Edwards Learning Lab. Provides complimentary use of the Club for a Wade Edwards Learning Lab event.
- Women NC. $1,000. Provide funding for the Juanita M. Bryant Commission on the Status of Women Leadership Training Program to help support a scholarship for one student to attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Conference in New York City.