Women in Philanthropy releases funds to programs that help women and children in our community through a competitive process. These programs are monitored for progress and long-term success.
2013-2014 Women in Philanthropy Grants
Trinity Housing Corporation - $10,000 to support a program for 15 homeless teens to provide academic support and teach life skills.
The Salvation Army - $20,000 to support a literacy program committed to giving children who have fallen behind in school a chance to be successful.
Mental Illness Recovery Center - $20,000 to provide secure and stable housing for individuals recovering from mental illness and/or co-occuring substance use disorders.
Free Medical Clinic - $50,000 to support a program that will aid in providing better healthcare services to 250 uninsured, low-income residents.
The Nurturing Center – Teen Parenting Program - $10,000 to support a program that keeps teen mothers in school and graduate from high school. The program provides counseling, therapy and transportation to the Center.
SC Youth Advocate Program – Precious Cargo - $10,000 to provide duffel bags to each child that comes into its care for foster care placement. The bags are filled with basic hygiene items, school supplies, a stuffed animal and blanket.
Richland Library – Here Comes Kindergarten - $10,000 to support a school readiness program that targets not only children, but parents and teachers of those students. The program will approach literacy in a comprehensive way to encourage families to read and interact with teachers.
Columbia Museum of Art – Hands on Art with the CMA - $2,500 for a summer program for 5-year olds at six library branches. The program will combine English, language and visual arts through an interactive program.
The Leadership Institute at Columbia College – Girls Empowered - $10,000 to support a program for young middle school girls, assisting them in learning skills to enhance their leadership potential.
College Summit - $6,500 to assist with a program that provides legal instruction to low income youth regarding all aspects of the college enrollment process.
USC School of Information and Library Science – Camp Read-a-Rama - $1,000 to provide books and materials for a summer day camp for 4-11 year olds that combines books and outdoor educational activities.