The Women's Impact Fund strengthens communities by maximizing women’s leadership in philanthropy through collective giving, education, and engagement. Members make an annual donation of $1,300/year to participate in our collective grant-making, educational events, and member networking opportunities. As of July 1, 2023, we are piloting a lower member dues level of $600. This level is intended for new members for whom an annual gift of $1,300 is inaccessible. All members can vote on grants and participate in leadership. A member’s giving level will only be known to WIF staff. Learn more here. Those interested in joining at this level should contact Executive Director Patricia Massey Hoke to learn more about the program before joining; no income or professional information is required.
Women's Impact Fund is part of a powerful philanthropic movement known as collective giving. The concept is simple and powerful -- leverage your charitable dollars and join us in making high-impact grants in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The Women's Impact Fund is proof that when women unite, incredible things happen.
There is no invitation required for membership. We welcome all women who are interested in learning more about social issues in Charlotte and getting to know other philanthropically-inclined women!
- Since 2003, Women’s Impact Fund has invested more than $7.8 million in 100 grants to 96 unique nonprofit organizations across Mecklenburg County.
- Grants typically range from $40,000 to $100,000.
- At least five grants are made each year in each of our grant areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services.