EmpoWWer Application

To help us understand if our partnership would be a good fit, we’d like to learn a bit more about your organization and how you envision Wray Ward adding some horsepower to drive your mission forward.

Here are some details to keep in mind:

  • Take a look at the work listed at the bottom of our Community page to see how we’ve helped other organizations in the past.

  • EmpoWWer service grants are competitive and designed for nonprofit organizations holding 501(c)(3) status for two or more years.

  • The EmpoWWer annual application window is from November 1–December 31, 2022. No application will be considered after the window closes.

  • All work requested within the application must be started by December 31, 2023.

  • All organizations approved for EmpoWWer service grants will be contacted in January 2023.

  • Unfortunately, we won’t be able to respond to inquiries or status requests after the submission is complete.


Acceptance criteria:

The organization is an established 501(c)(3) serving the general Charlotte community. (See below for organization restrictions.)

The project or initiative being requested:

  • Aligns with one or more of the stated Wray Ward EmpoWWer pillars (creativity, shelter, advancement).

  • Permits Wray Ward staff to work in positive partnership with dynamic not-for-profit organizations having an inspired impact on their community.

  • Fits with Wray Ward’s resourcing parameters and timing.


If you have questions about the EmpoWWer program, please contact us at empowwer@wrayward.com.


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