The Women United in Philanthropy (WUP) is proud to announce the grant award winners for 2021. This year WUP awarded two grants of $17,500 each and a third grant of $5,000, for a total of $40,000 in grant awards. Congratulations to all the winners!
The winners for $17,500 grant are:
- All Blessings Flow – Flowing and Growing
- Speaker – Annie Dodd, Founder, President and Executive Director
- Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) – Internship Program
- Speaker – Shelby Marie Edwards, Executive Director
The winner for $5,000 grant is:
- Yellow Door Foundation – Partnership on rental for one apartment at Stone Creek
- Speaker – JoAnne McTague, Founder and Executive Director
The Women United in Philanthropy (WUP) would also like to recognize our other finalists who are doing amazing work to strengthen our community.
- Cultivate Charlottesville – From the Ground Up: Cultivate Charlottesville Food Justice Community Leaders
- Nearby Baby – Postpartum Doula Services
- The Free Book Bus – Everyone on the Bus!
- Charlottesville Rotary Club/Charlottesville Rotary Foundation – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Thank you to our Sponsors
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 low-income families, ensuring safe, high quality housing for local families. Housing quality matters for children’s emotional and behavioral well-being today and for their long-term economic success and stability tomorrow.
Jennifer Jacobs, Executive Director, AHIP
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 women in our community who engage with PACEM, as women’s needs are often more complex and are under-served by current resources.
The Piedmont Family YMCA Early Learning Center offers quality full-day early learning for infants through preschoolers, enabling parents and family members to go to work knowing their children are in safe, stimulating environments. The Early Learning Center is requesting funds to expand their services and the number of families they serve. Specifically, the funds would be used to offer childcare scholarships for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years to low-income single mothers seeking education and career opportunities.