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Charlotte women give $443,000

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As it marks its fifth anniversary, the Women’s Impact Fund is awarding a total of $443,000 in grants to Charlotte-area nonprofits.

Administered by the Foundation for the Carolinas, the fund is made up of 455 local women who contribute $1,200 a year for five years to provide grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, the environment, and health and human services.

In the latest round of funding, five organizations receive grants totaling $411,475:

  • Central Avenue Bilingual Preschool received $70,000 for art program development
  • Seigle Avenue Partners received $98,000 for a Freedom School summer program
  • Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation received $55,000 for Muddy Water Watch
  • Shelter Health Services received $90,000 for a women and children’s health-care initiative
  • A Child’s Place received $98,475 for a flex social-work team

An additional $31,525 was awarded to groups that have received grants from the fund in the past.

The Women’s Impact Fund, which is open to all women, has awarded a total of $1.4 million in grants since its founding in 2003.

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