Since our founding in 1961, WAHHI has donated thousands of dollars to projects that benefit our community. In 2017, we established the WAHHI Charitable Fund administered by The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Since then, we’ve awarded grants to local charitable organizations to support specific program needs. Our grantees include community pillars such as The Children’s Center, The Literacy Center, Family Promise, Coastal Discovery Museum and many more.
Our grants are given to projects that align with the core values expressed in WAHHI’s mission statement:
To facilitate communication among women, to encourage projects that benefit the community and to promote the natural and cultural beauty of the Lowcountry.
2020 WAHHI Charitable Fund Grants
This year we are starting early! The 2020 WAHHI Charitable Fund Grants will focus on the cultural and environmental dimensions of our mission. Our application submission deadline is November 1, 2019.
Local charities are encouraged to review the WAHHI Charitable Fund Grant Application and apply for grants (up to $1,500) that support programs designed specifically for the benefit of cultural and environmental dimensions of WAHHI’s mission. All applications will be reviewed by the WAHHI Charitable Fund Committee and awards will be submitted to the WAHHI Council for approval.
Awards will be presented to approved organizations in January 2020. Recipients are invited as our guests for recognition at the WAHHI Luncheon at the Sonesta Resort in Shipyard Plantation, Hilton Head Island, on Friday, February 6.
All grant applicants are required to meet four criteria:
- Applicant must have 501(c)(3) status.
- Applicant must fit our area of focus.
- Applicant must serve our geographical area.
- Applicant must have offices located in the geographical boundaries as defined by the WAHHI constitution.
If your organization is a registered 501(c)(3) and would like to apply for a grant from WAHHI Charitable fund, please Click Here to download an application. Deadline for Grant Applications is November 1, 2019.
What Can You Do to Support the Fund?
Support our many and varied fundraising activities throughout the year or make a one time or recurring donation by following This Link to the donation page at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry website. Choose Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island from the dropdown menu at the bottom of the page.
Our fund raising activities this year include:
- Signing up for the Kroger Community Program
- Belk Charitable Day — August 24, November TBD and April TBD
- Author Talk & Reception — February 13, March 25, and March 26
You can also make a donation at a WAHHI Luncheon. Luncheons are scheduled for September 24, December 2, February 6 and April 21 of the WAHHI year.
Lowcountry Lobster Fest
Don’t miss our Lowcountry Lobster Fest fundraising event on November 14! Tickets are limited!
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 PM
Where: At the Pavilion at the Coastal Discover Museum on the Historic Honey Horn Plantation
Music: By The Headliners
This will be one of our big charitable events this year benefitting the WAHHI Charitable Fund supporting local non-profits.
Only 250 tickets will be available. Tickets go are on sale now.