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Grants to Georgia and South Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs that Benefit Women and Children in Eligible Counties

Women in Philanthropy of the Central Savannah River Area (WIPCSRA) Grant


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The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area Inc
Women in Philanthropy of the Central Savannah River Area (WIPCSRA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Georgia: Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond countiesSouth Carolina: Aiken and Edgefield counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/27/23 12:00 Noon Save

Grant Description
Grants to Georgia and South Carolina nonprofit organizations and units of government for projects and programs that benefit women, girls, and children in eligible counties. Funding is intended to support programs within the focus areas of education, arts, health, and social well-being. Eligible organizations are located within the Central Savannah River Area and serve women, girls, and/or children in Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina, and Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond counties in Georgia.

WIPCSRA awards grants to fund programs and projects that have the potential for high impact resulting in significant positive change in the lives of women, girls, and/or children. WIPCSRA seeks to fund grants in the following targeted areas:

  • Arts: WIPCSRA seeks to strengthen the community through the arts by supporting projects that promote the creation of, access to, and appreciation for the arts as well as programs that incorporate the arts as a part of a multidisciplinary teaching program.
  • Education: WIPCSRA promotes lifelong learning by supporting projects that educate individuals in how to cultivate a productive life from early childhood through higher education as well as projects providing for teacher development, access to quality educational programs, and job training.
  • Health: WIPCSRA seeks to improve the overall health of the community by supporting projects that promote health, wellness, and access to high-quality healthcare for everyone, as well as projects that assist individuals in changing or avoiding unhealthy lifestyles or behaviors.
  • Social Well-Being: WIPCSRA seeks to address inequities within the community by supporting projects that address every individual’s need for food, clothing, shelter, and safety as well as projects that address underlying social problems.

WIPCSRA gives priority to projects that:

  1. Focus on one of the above WIPCSRA funding areas
  2. Address a community need, an emerging community need, and/or provide a new, creative approach to a community need.
  3. Offer opportunities for collaboration and foster partnerships, as well as leverage other funding sources.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to achieve measurable results. Priority will be given to a project/organization demonstrating a high probability of sustainability beyond the grant period.
  5. Clearly reflect how the grant funds will be used to accomplish the outlined goals and objectives.
  6. Will positively impact women and/or children.
  7. Develop competencies and skills enabling women to live fuller, more productive lives.
  8. Address a significant need affecting a broad segment of women and/or children.
  9. Promote the cooperation of two or more agencies to avoid duplication of services and coordinate resources and programs.
  10. Demonstrate the capacity to provide the necessary services using good administrative and financial management.
  11. Promote systems or approaches which can prevent individual, family, or community problems.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility for Funding
- 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 have a location and provide services in one or more of the following counties: Aiken, Burke, Columbia, Edgefield, McDuffie, and Richmond counties.
- Organizations must not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious beliefs.
- Each organization may submit only one application per year.
- While faith-based organizations are eligible to apply, projects promoting religious beliefs or requiring participation in religious activities will not be funded.
- Organizations must demonstrate financial stability.

Organizations are not eligible to apply for grants in consecutive years.

WIPCSRA does not provide funding for:
- Capital and endowment campaigns
- Travel and conferences
- Projects promoting religious or political views
- Fraternal organizations
- Organizations for re-granting purposes
- Core operating expenses for public and private schools
- Projects already completed or will be completed in the current calendar year
- Any agency that received a grant for the previous year

Pre-Application Information
Grant applications will be due October 27, 2023 12 noon.

- The Grants Review Committee, composed of all members who wish to serve, researches each organization requesting a grant. The grant-making process is thorough and participative.
- The Grants Review Committee selects, from the community organizations meeting the criteria, those to receive site visits. Site visits typically take place in January. Applicants are expected to be accommodating to Committee Members making the site visit.
- The Grants Review Committee selects the organizations to be placed on the ballot presented to the membership for their vote.
- Ballot finalists are expected to attend a session to make a 3-minute video to explain their project. This video will allow all members to gain a better understanding of the grants on the final ballot.
- Every member of WIPCSRA votes by ranking the proposals listed on the ballot.
- Every organization funded will be expected to send a representative to the Annual Luncheon.

A portion (10%) of each grant awarded will be held in reserve contingent upon receipt of a timely and completed final report.

How to Apply:

Grant seekers are advised to listen to valuable information from the Grants Chair on the audio session found on the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Number of Grants
Each year, WIPCSRA will award grants targeted in one of the 4 focus areas.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Contact page:

Women in Philanthropy
c/o The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area
Post Office Box 31358
Augusta, Georgia 30903
Phone: 706-724-1314
Fax: 706-724-1315

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