Charlotte women give $409,000

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A group of more than 400 women in the Charlotte area pooled their resources to award five grants totaling $409,000 to support the local community.

Members of the Women’s Impact Fund, which is administered by the Foundation for the Carolinas, each commit to contributing $1,200 a year for five years.

Since its inception in 2003, the group, which is open to all women, has awarded a total of $1.8 million to boost education, the environment, health and human services and arts and culture in the Charlotte area.

North Carolina Dance Theater received $78,000 to fund a community-outreach dance program.

KIPP: Charlotte will use a $100,000 grant for its extended-day academic program.

American Forests, which received $82,000, will create an urban ecosystem analysis project.

Community Health Services received $60,000 for a physician-outreach program.

And United Family Services will use a grant of $89,000 for a program that provides legal representation to victims of domestic violence.

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