The women’s giving circle, Women for Women, was able to award $235,000 in new grants this year. To date, the initiative has distributed more than $1.2 million in grants.
More than 1,000 women attended Women For Women’s sixth annual “Power Of The Purse event, where the grants were announced in late May.
This year, OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling received $100,000 to develop a Women’s Financial Empowerpent Center. The Task Force on Family Violence: REACH received $100,000 to expand counseling, educational training and job placement to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties.