At Women United, our mission is to engage with like-minded women, learn about philanthropy, and leverage collective giving for local women and children. We do this through Membership, and the more you give, the more we give.


Our grants support local women and children. Learn more about our most recent giving below. To view our entire giving history, visit our Grants Awarded page.

2018: $30,000 to Building Goodness Foundation

Building Goodness will use WUP’s $30,000 grant for projects with three local non-profits. By improving the spaces of two existing non-profits and building a playground for a budding Head Start program, this grant has the ability to provide transformation and impact to...

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2018: $30,000 to International Neighbors

International Neighbors is seeking to transition from an all-volunteer effort into a sustainable non-profit structure with paid staff for the first time. Recognizing that a sense of well-being, control, and self-efficacy in the face of challenges are fundamental to...

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2017: $25,000 to African American Teaching Fellows

Increasing diversity and multicultural awareness in the local public school systems is the mission of African American Teaching Fellows (AATF). To help achieve this, AATF is using their $25,000 Women United grant to provide college tuition assistance to five African...

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Want to be a part of this like-minded group of women, learn about philanthropy, and leverage collective giving for local women and children? Becoming a member of Women United today is simple; individual memberships start at just $100. You’ll be invited to events, to participate in nominating and reviewing grants, and to celebrating our winners. Learn more on our Join Us page and visit our Who We Are page to learn more about the fantastic women that make up Women United.

“I’m constantly grateful for Women United, as it has been the source of many friendships, and my involvement continues to educate me about so many of the non-profit organizations doing great things in Charlottesville.” – Stacey McDonough (pictured center)


2019 Grant Finalists Announced

Women United in Philanthropy (WUP) Grants Committee selected five organizations as the finalists for the 2019 Human Services Grant Awards. WUP members, guests, and the general public are invited to attend the 2019 Grant Finalists Presentation on Tuesday, May 21, 2019,...

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