100 Women Who Care awards 4th Quarter Grant to CAFI

Pictured above: The fourth-quarter grant from 100 Women Who Care Coweta County has been awarded to Community Action for Improvement, Inc., which will use the funds for CAFI’s new playground. From left are Leslie Davis, CCF Community Outreach Coordinator; Kristin Webb, CCF Executive Director; Terisa Buchanan, CAFI Director of Organizational Capacity Building; and Brittany Carlock, Head Start Director.

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Since 2018, the grassroots organization 100 Women Who Care Coweta County, which was launched under the auspices of the Coweta Community Foundation in 2016, has awarded some $115,500 in grants to local nonprofits. Most recently, 100 Women Who Care awarded its fourth quarter grant to Community Action for Improvement. The $6,500 grant will be used for CAFI’s new playground.

Over the past six years, the group has also awarded grants to One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach, Newnan-Coweta Angel’s House, Meals on Wheels of Coweta, Christian City, Inc., Hope Global Initiative, Coweta Ferst Foundation, Southern Arc Dance Theater, ChildrenConnect Museum, and Newnan City Church NEST.

“We’re so grateful to 100 Women Who Care for being leaders and community advocates in Coweta,” said CCF Executive Director Kristin Webb. “These women lead the way in encouraging philanthropy here in Coweta County, and right now, they’re also accepting new members. With holiday giving and Giving Tuesday on everyone’s minds, it’s a great time for new members to join and make charitable giving one of their goals for 2023.”

Spearheaded by the Foundation’s 2015 Woman of the Year, Newnan attorney Leah Sumner, 100 Women Who Care Coweta County was first announced at the Foundation’s Power of the Purse event in 2016. The concept was for 100 women to come together and each choose a personal container in which to place one dollar daily as a reminder that by giving a little each day, the women can ultimately make a difference in the community. 

The group is currently accepting applications for new members. Those interested in joining may visit https://www.cowetafoundation.org/100-women/.

Members are eligible to nominate a charitable need for consideration, and the nomination must be made at one of the group’s quarterly meetings. Only members can nominate a potential recipient or speak at the meeting about the organization or need. 

100 Women Who Care Coweta County operates as a project of the Coweta Community Foundation, Inc. All contributions are tax-deductible, and except for the $25 registration fee, all contributions go directly to benefit a local charitable need. 

The Giving Tuesday campaign was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the last decade, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. ⁠This year, the Coweta Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is encouraging gifts of $25 on Giving Tuesday.  “For over twenty-five years, we have been where local good grows, working side by side with people and organizations as a catalyst for positive change,” Webb said.

To make a donation, visit https://cowetacf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/event?event_date_id=1963

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