Women in Need of Support (WINS) Grants

In 1989, seven dedicated women from Henderson County who had a passion and desire to help women working to improve their lives established the WINS Endowment Fund at Community Foundation of Henderson County.

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Fund Purpose

The WINS Fund provides resources to nonprofits that assist women in reaching their goals to obtain more education or training so they can improve their current situations and their lives. While the emphasis is on helping women obtain more education and training, WINS Fund grants also can be used to help nonprofits assist women going through a time of crisis or chaos.

Call for Proposals

On a periodic basis, the Community Foundation issues a Call for Proposals (CFPs) for nonprofits to apply for grants on a competitive basis. By issuing CFPs, the Community Foundation through the WINS Fund hopes to:

  • Spark new and promising ideas from the field
  • Invite a diverse range of approaches and applicants to a single issue, problem or idea
  • Bring together coalitions of people and groups to act on a problem or issue
  • Compare many applications for the same purpose at the same time

Contact Senior Program Officer Lee Henderson-Hill at (828) 697-6224 or by email for more information about the WINS Endowment Fund competitive grants program.

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