Meet local and dedicated women who make a difference through the power of collective giving
Since their founding in 2003, the members of Women in Philanthropy have built an endowment of more than $1 million. And, since 2006, over $685,000 in grants has been awarded to nonprofit organizations throughout Beaufort County.
The Women in Philanthropy Fund is an endowed giving circle fund that continues to grow in perpetuity. The fund is invested prudently and provides grants to help strengthen families and individuals in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, the environment, and health and human services.
To learn more, review WIP's operating guidelines and read some of the frequently asked questions about Women in Philanthropy.
Elements of Women in Philanthropy
The grantmaking focus of Women in Philanthropy is strengthening families and individuals - typically in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, the environment, health, and human services. With this in mind, the advisory committee will establish the criteria for each cycle of funding for grant-seeking nonprofit organizations.
We are pleased to announce that the theme selected for 2023 grants is “Strengthening Mental Health Services for Children and Young Adults Through Age 21.”
We’ve all heard distressing news about the increased anxiety our young people are experiencing in the wake of the pandemic and the scourge of TOO many incidents of school shootings and mass violence. The Grants Committee will be informing appropriate Beaufort County nonprofits of our 2023 Grants theme and sending requests for applications (due in mid-January).
If you are interested in becoming a member of Women in Philanthropy, please take a moment to read our membership brochure. You may use the form in the brochure to send in your membership contribution.
The form may be mailed to us at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry - WIP, P.O. Box 23019
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925. Or, it can be scanned and emailed to Lisa Hodge at email@example.com.
Here is a sampling of our most recent WIP newsletters:
- WIP October 2022 Newsletter
- WIP September 2022 Newsletter
- WIP June 2022 Newsletter
- WIP May 2022 Newsletter
- WIP April 2022 Newsletter
- WIP March 2022 Newsletter
- WIP February 2022 Newsletter
For ease and convenience, you may make your gift/charitable contribution online via credit card. To donate to Women in Philanthropy, click here.
If you prefer to mail a check, you may send it to:
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry - WIP, P.O. Box 23019
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
*Please include "WIP Membership" in the memo line of your check.
If you'd like to make a gift of stock or IRA, call 843-681-9100.
WIP offers multiple events throughout the year for members and their guests, including spring and fall luncheons.
Guests are welcome at many of these gatherings. If you're interested in getting to know WIP through an event, view a recent newsletter or contact Lisa Hodge at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what's coming up.
"I have always been a champion of women - their power and gifts - too often underestimated in our culture. I am attracted to the idea of women joining their voices, talents, creativity and strength and collectively pooling resources to create a better community and world. I would love to join this fine organization!"
- Women in Philanthropy Member
Advisory Board Members
Membership Cultivation Chair
Membership Records Chair
For more details on membership and how you can get involved, contact Lisa Hodge at 843.681.9100.