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Women’s Giving Circle awards grants to nonprofits

The Women’s Giving Circle of North Central West Virginia, a component fund of Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.,  announces its seventh annual community grants to support women and girls in north-central West Virginia.

Awards were presented to seven charitable organizations: The Change Initiative (Phoenix Recovery House); Girls on the Run of North Central West Virginia, Inc.; Libera, Inc.; Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership School; On Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship; Pantry Plus More, Inc.; and Planned Approach to Community Health Coalition of Taylor County.

The WGC makes grants to nonprofit organizations in north-central West Virginia addressing one or more of the following need areas:

  • increasing life skills of women and girls through education, economic empowerment, physical and mental health, and strategies for prevention of violence and crime, 
  • encouraging the healthy development of girls, 
  • and promoting gender equity in the community.

This year’s grants total $17,600, and the awards range from $1,500 to $3,000. The WGC has gifted more than $107,000 since its inception in 2014.

“We are pleased to support these worthwhile projects serving pre-teen girls through adulthood,” said Bessie Fooks, chairwoman of the WGC. “We look forward to seeing these grants in action in 2022, and we welcome new members to help empower more women and girls in the future.”

The WGC encourages new membership throughout the year and extends a special invitation in April to the WGC Annual Membership Soiree, date/time TBD. All women in the community are invited to come a be a part of this  organization. For more information, visit the WGC website

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