Women Inspiring Philanthropy Awards $100,000 in Grants to Arlington Nonprofits
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 06, 2016, June 06, 2016

Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP), a local philanthropic group of women, announced two new Community Partners who will receive $100,000.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington was awarded $50,000 for a new Arlington ISD STEM curriculum that will be implemented at each branch.

This program will improve test scores with hands-on learning. Though this type of programming is available through tutor centers and camps, the time, money, and transportation makes that impossible for the kids served by the Boys & Girls Clubs.

The second $50,000 grant was awarded to Dental Health Arlington to add 3,000 more Arlington ISD students to the SMILES program that currently serves almost 8,000 first, second and third grade Arlington ISD students. This program benefits low-income children by placing sealants on six year molars and providing oral health education, a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and a visual screening to determine other needed oral hygiene.

'We have so many worthy organizations in our community. We could not be more proud of our new Community Partners and the terrific programs they are going to put into place with these grants,' said Women Inspiring Philanthropy President Linda Dipert.

Each year Women Inspiring Philanthropy is committed to partnering with local nonprofits by awarding grants for new or expanded programs. WIP accepts proposals in five focus areas: culture, education, environment, family, and health and wellness. Member committees review and evaluate grant applications, conduct site visits, and select finalists for consideration by the general membership at the annual meeting in May.

'I am so proud of what we are doing. I love the way my donation is leveraged in such a big way!' said WIP Member, Lisa Jamieson.

Member Jeannie Deakyne added, 'It's been a long time since I have been able to say that I was in the company of BOTH meaningful causes and the means to make an impact. To have a voice in that means a lot to me.'

Women Inspiring Philanthropy is a non-profit group of women seeking to transform lives in the Arlington area through
philanthropy. Each member gives at least $1,000 each year, which is then matched with donations by the local nonprofit organization.

'It's inspiring to give sizable grants to our community. We are impacting hundreds of lives, and that's exciting,' said Dipert. 'In addition to the grants, the women gain support through the social interaction with each other and have become informed philanthropists, connecting their confidence with capacity to create transformational change in our community.'

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