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2019 EmpoWWer Grantees

Thank you again for your EmpoWWer service grant application. We were thrilled to receive an overwhelming number of requests for communications support from some of Charlotte’s leading non-profit agencies. We are grateful to the many quality organizations devoted to improving the lives of our fellow Charlotteans, and we are humbled to help better inform and serve the community they so generously aim to advance.

The review process for all EmpoWWer grants includes thorough evaluations by a committee, weighing the balance of partner needs with available agency resources. It was a challenge to narrow our selections for the 2018 EmpoWWer service grant recipients, but we are proud to announce our community partners for 2019:

  • Charlotte is Creative
  • Digi-Bridge
  • SHARE Charlotte
  • The Relatives

In the coming months, our site will be updated to reflect the work we will create together as partners. Please check back in for updates and to apply for the 2019 annual grant application, opening in September.

Our EmpoWWer program allows us to use our gifts for good.

To continue our tradition of giving back, we are thrilled to introduce EmpoWWer, a service-grant program created to support 501(c)(3) community initiatives. Framed by three pillars — creativity, shelter and advancement — EmpoWWer provides deserving organizations with an opportunity to apply for resources of time and talent. EmpoWWer also gives all of our employees a chance to get involved in supporting important causes and formalizes a commitment to social responsibility Wray Ward has embraced since we opened our doors in 1977.

Our dedicated pillars reflect our personal passions and industry expertise to direct our community support initiatives.