Women’s Giving Circle 2019 Grants Awarded

March 20, 2019

The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation recently awarded $20,000 to nonprofit organizations during its competitive grantround. The awards were granted through the Women’s Giving Circle Fund.

With a mission to empower, connect, and inspire women and girls by supporting initiatives and resources that better their lives, WGC focused its funding on organizations that invest in programs and projects supporting women and girls across our region. Those grant recipients include:

  • American Cancer Society, Inc. – Free Wig Program, $2,000
  • HandUp Foundation – Self-Empowerment Program, $4,500
  • Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc. – Soaring to New Heights, $1,800
  • Regional Engagement Center (REC) – Young Women’s Empowerment Program, $350
  • Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc. – Camp Dost, $750
  • Shape of Justice, Inc. – Columbia County Expansion Project, $4,500
  • Single Mothers Individually Living Empowered, Inc. – Imagine the Future Phase 2, $1,600
  • Transitions of PA – Financial Assistance for Formerly Homeless Survivors of Domestic Violence, $4,500

Nonprofit organizations that provide programming for women and girls in the Foundation’s 5 1/2 county service area are encouraged to apply during the 2020 competitive grantround. Details will be available January 2020 at csgiving.org/grants.

Through the Foundation, the Women’s Giving Circle is a means to raise funds to distribute to projects and initiatives that improve the lives of women and girls throughout the Central Susquehanna Region. To learn more about the Women’s Giving Circle and how to become a member, visit csgiving.org.

WGC Grant Recipients

The Women’s Giving Circle hosted a dinner at La Primavera in Lewisburg on March 19, 2019, to present their grants and celebrate the impact of of the WGC. Pictured at left are the 2019 grant recipients.