EmpoWWer Application

Thanks for your interest in EmpoWWer. The application window closed on November 30, 2019. Please return soon to see next year’s EmpoWWer dates.

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 October 1–November 30, 2019. No application will be considered after the window closes.
  • All work requested within the application must be started by December 31, 2020.
  • All approved organizations for EmpoWWer service grants will be contacted in early January 2020.
  • 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 Wards resourcing parameters and timing.

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