A small group of community-minded women were looking for a way to improve the lives of women in Delaware County. The intention was to create a women’s giving circle where members pool resources, collectively explore the community’s needs, and then decide together how to distribute resources for maximum impact.
One founding member observed that “one person’s donation may seem insignificant, but when we pool many donations, the grants become something that an organization can use to launch a new project or sustain a vital one.”
Our members live in and outside of Delaware County, span decades from those in our teens and beyond. While we come from many backgrounds and perspectives, one commonality is our deep commitment to helping women and families who are struggling in our community. By pooling our resources, we can make a great impact in their lives.
Founded in 2019, Project W has awarded a total of $270,000 to date to various organizations in Delaware County supporting women. In 2022, $30,000 went to Making a Change Group, $12,000 to the African Family Health Organization, $12,000 to the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, and $6,000 to Centro de Apoyo Comunitario.