In this extraordinary year, and addressing the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Women in Philanthropy has announced a special COVID-19 Recovery grant opportunity.

WIP seeks to help Beaufort County nonprofits in funding a new major impact program to assist in recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic in one of three areas:

• Medical and Mental Health Issues

• Education K-5 (Including Special Needs)

• Employment Issues

No more than four grants will be awarded, each in the $20,000-$25,000 range, with a project timeline of May 2021 through April 2022.

Grant applications must be submitted online to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry ( and are due by Jan. 15, 2021. 

For more information, contact Andi Purple, Chair, Women in Philanthropy Grants Committee at

Women in Philanthropy is an endowed giving circle fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, established in 2003 by a dedicated group of local women with the following mission: “Through a woman’s unique lens, we: promote the power of collective giving; engage and inspire women along their philanthropic path; commit to growing an endowment to ensure grantmaking into perpetuity; and support new approaches to address community needs.”

Over the years, Women in Philanthropy has awarded more than $600,000 in grants that have strengthened families, individuals and organizations in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, community development, education, environmental issues, and the history and heritage of the Lowcountry.

For more information about WIP, visit cf-lowcountry/giving-circles.