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 Human Services Grant Award Recipients

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Women United in Philanthropy (WUP) awarded $60,000 in grants, $30,000 each to two local non-profits serving women and children in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. The recipients were announced at the 2018 Human Services Grant...

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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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2017: $25,000 to The Women’s Initiative

The Women's Initiative (TWI) is using their $25,000 Women United grant for the operation of critical mental health services to 3,200 women through its core programming. Women served come from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; many have been the victims...

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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)