WGC will be hosting our Membership Drive and Education Event September 9th, 2022.
The Women’s Giving Connection-Southern Idaho (WGC) had its kickoff Dec. 9th in Twin Falls at the Yellow Brick Café. Over 50 women were in attendance, along with representatives from the Wood River Women’s Foundation and the Boise Women’s Gift Alliance. Cara Nielsen, from the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF), was another guest speaker who shared information about how their leadership and community impact team is available to receive the donations and help administer the grants for WGC. They are highly regarded as one of the most impactful state leaders in Philanthropy, granting making as well as donor and fund management. The WGC is excited to work with ICF for investment support and endowment giving.
At this point, the WGC has over 35 paid members who will be instrumental in shaping the direction of the WGC. We are excited to kick off our first grant cycle in March followed by an awards luncheon in the summer. If you know of any nonprofits in the area who would benefit from a grant from WGC, please have them visit our website listed below to learn how to apply! Grant applications are due March 31st.
Exciting things are happening with this diverse group of philanthropic women! All women are invited to join in the energy of making a lasting impact in our community by pooled giving which will make a greater impact in addressing the needs of Southern Idaho and the Magic Valley region.
The WGC Grant Committee was working hard the first quarter of 2022 designing our processes and procedures along with our grant criteria for our grant program.
Our Grant Committee had a meeting with our entire membership in April to present the top contenders for grants. The membership was asked to rank them and vote and ballots were completed in May.
We were grateful to award $26,775 our first year due to the generosity of our membership, along with an additional donation received from a local trust. Those who received funding were:
College of Southern Idaho Refugee Program, the Children’s Museum of the Magic Valley, Mustard Seed Ministries, Rising Stars Therapeutic Riding Center, Twin Falls School District Education Foundation, Wellness Tree Community Clinic, and Gemstone Adaptive Climbing
more about the WGC! Click here to view the PowerPoint shared at our Kick off
Dec. 9th, 2021.