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2021 Grant Finalists Presentation

held on Wednesday, May 19


Voting will take place May 20 – June 3. We hope at least

80% of our membership will vote for our 2021 Grant Recipients.


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


2021 Grant Finalists Presentation

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the grant finalists presentation last night. For those who were unable to attend, we encourage you to watch this recording and learn more about the wonderful work our finalists do in our community. Voting will take place...

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2021 Grant Finalists Announced

The Women United in Philanthropy (WUP) Grants Committee has selected finalists for the 2021 Grant Awards. Join us at 5:45 pm on May 19 to learn how a grant award would allow each of our non-profit finalists to magnify their impact on local women and children. Register...

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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.

2020: $25,000 Grant to Piedmont CASA

Piedmont CASA - Bridges to Success for Older Youth in Foster Care. Piedmont CASA provides trained volunteers and professional staff to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children and youth, promoting and supporting safe, permanent, and nurturing...

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2020: $25,000 Grant to AHIP

AHIP (Albemarle Housing Improvement Program) – Safe at Home program. This program responds to the urgent housing needs of Charlottesville and Albemarle families with children and youth under age 18. Their objective is to complete at least 30 critical home repairs for...

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2019: $30,000 to PACEM

2019: $30,000 to PACEM

Since 2004, PACEM has provided more than 96,000 total nights of shelter for homeless individuals in our community. PACEM is requesting funds to enable them to better serve homeless women.  They are using the funds to hire a dedicated case worker to serve the homeless...

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Want to be a part of this like-minded group of women, learn about community needs and philanthropy, and leverage collective giving to support human services 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)