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 $600,000 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 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. In 2020, Women in Philanthropy awarded $83,800 in grants for“Providing Enrichment and Readiness for At-Risk Children." You can find a complete history of WIP grantmaking here.
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 Debbie Cahoon at email@example.com.
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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.
Advisory Board Members
Vice Chair, Education Chair
Immediate Past Chair, Finance Chair
Martha Anne McDonald
Shirley "Peaches" Peterson
For more details on membership and how you can get involved, contact Debbie Cahoon at 843.681.9100.