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.


PACEM’s Heather Kellams on the Joe Thomas radio show

Heather Kellams, PACEM's Women's Case Manager, joined Kristin Breen, our Communications Committee Chair, on WCHV's Joe Thomas in-the-morning show to talk about how their $25,000 grant in our 2019 grant cycle has impacted PACEM. These funds were used to hire Heather to...

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A New Grant Opportunity in 2021

To celebrate 15 years of grant awards and in response to the pandemic that has greatly impacted our community, Women United in Philanthropy is excited to announce a new grant opportunity in 2021. In addition to our normal grant award, the 2021 grant process will...

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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)