What We Do

Investing in Women and Children in Our Community

Women in Philanthropy, in collaboration with the United Way of the Midlands and the Central Carolina Community Foundation, is part of a larger national movement of women taking the activist role of philanthropy to seek long-term solutions through leadership, community investment, fundraising, advocacy and mentoring.  It is one of 100 similar organizations enthusiastically working toward a collective goal of raising more than 100 million in the next two years. We make annual grants through the United Way and CCCF request for proposal (RFP) processes. 

We do our work through a committee structure.  Each committee has a Chair and members who have volunteered for the positions.  Work by these committees is approved by the Executive Committee. 

About Our Partners


Central Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and community leaders to areas of need.

United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With more than 80 certified partner agencies, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations.

In Collaboration With

The Alliance for Women is a non-profit organization, established in 2004 by Columbia College. It is the college's entity in a unique public-private partnership between the Governor of South Carolina and Columbia College. The Alliance for Women is the only organization in South Carolina with a statewide focus of improving the status of women.