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Burke Women's Fund

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Burke Women's Fund

Operating under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Burke County, the Burke Women's Fund was created in 2009 by a group of 15 women. The Burke Women's Fund aspires to connect all parts of our community and to bring a diverse group of women together around substantive issues relating to women and families.

See the list of Burke Women's Fund Grants Awarded since 2009.


The vision of the Burke Women's Fund is to:

  • advance the power of collective giving among Burke County women
  • empower women in meaningful and purposeful ways
  • gain a deeper understanding of the issues that affect women and families in our community
  • provide impactful financial support which improves the quality of life for all

Membership options includes:

  • $365 a year - a dollar a day - for three years with $300 of that amount going to grants, $35 to the permanent endowment and $30 to operations
  • $150 a year for three years - for those who are 35 and younger with $10 of that amount going to the permanent endowment
  • Annual renewal after completion of the initial three year payment

Membership includes:

  • a vote on prospective grant recipients
  • an annual gathering to honor grant recipients and members
  • an invitation to local educational opportunities sponsored by the Burke Women's Fund
  • an invitation to Special Events sponsored by the Burke Women's Fund

General Grant Program:

Funding guidelines for the 2023 BWF Grant Cycle will be posted in January of 2023.  If there are questions, contact Nancy Taylor at  nwtaylor@cfburkecounty.org or 828-437-7105.

You are invited to join the Burke Women's Fund to inspire, educate and encourage women to effect change in Burke County through philanthropy.

Download Pledge Card (pdf)

Steering Committee
• Ashley Brown • Janice Gravely • Margaret Hampson • Beth Heile
• Kelle Huffman • Kerri McFalls • Lisa Miller • Anna Moose
• Allison Pryor • Rosa Read • Leslie Rostan
• Mary Charlotte Safford, Chair