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 Ninth Annual Grant Cycle is in progress!  WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY

is immersed in its 9th annual grant cycle. 25 applications were received by the deadline of July 6, 2017 and the grants committee has started their review. The public is always invited to hear oral presentations from selected applicants on August 31, 2017 at 12 noon at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Library on Dargan Street in Florence.  The final awards will be given on October 5, 2017 at the Floyd Conference Center at Carolina’s Hospital in Florence.

If you’ve been interested in the work of Women in Philanthropy,  attending the oral presentations on August 31 will convince you to be a member.

Grants from Women in Philanthropy are awarded to nonprofit 501(c) 3 groups in the Pee Dee region with operating budgets under $750,000, which support the needs of the underprivileged in the community. Funds are given to programs that address an existing or emerging community need including health, nutrition and/or assistance to victims of violence, neglect or poverty.

Women in Philanthropy is a giving circle founded in 2009  that  provides an opportunity for a group of caring and focused women to collectively learn about philanthropic issues and address needs in the following Pee Dee counties:  Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg. Membership is open to any woman who is interested in improving the quality of life for all citizens in the Pee Dee. Each member makes a financial contribution to the giving circle and votes to decide which organizations are selected to receive grants.



  • Florence
  • Marlboro
  • Marion
  • Williamsburg
  • Dillon
  • Chesterfield
  • Darlington