Who We Are


Women United investing to improve the lives of women and children through active leadership and collective philanthropy.

Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is a diverse group of influential, dedicated and passionate women who are creating positive, measurable change in the lives of women and children in the Midlands.  Through leadership, networking, advocacy and volunteering we harness the power of women.  In 16 years, Women in Philanthropy has invested over $1.5 million in the community to support women and children. 

Founded in 2002 by 16 women leaders, WIP is dedicated to transforming the Midlands through active and collective philanthropic investment.  Grants are awarded yearly through United Way of the Midlands. 


Women in Philanthropy is an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the way women give by transforming charitable contributions into philanthropic investments in the community.

The investments of Women in Philanthropy create positive, measurable, long-term change in the lives of women and children by focusing on root causes and pooling resources to increase our impact.

In addition to community philanthropy, Women in Philanthropy stimulates positive change in community leadership by increasing women’s involvement in the community, increasing women’s community networks and increasing the personal development of all women involved. 

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