This spring, the Junior League of Charlottesville awarded two community grants totaling $6,000 to organizations in the Charlottesville community.
Community Investment Collaborative has been awarded $2,000 to allow five women who have completed the Entrepreneur Workshop to participate in the CIC’s Financial Management Program. The program provides one-on-one mentorship to develop new habits and skills to grow these women’s businesses. New skills include financial record keeping, business accounting, Quickbooks training, cash flow tracking, and tax planning.
Wildrock has been awarded $4,000 to support Black Women Matter Nature Retreats. The program is part of a self-empowerment group run by Black women for Black women. The goal of the program is to counteract the stressors Black women face due to systemic racism through connection with each other and with nature. Through nature immersion experiences at Wildrock, the women will be provided opportunities to access green spaces and improve their health.
JLC is very pleased to support these projects that align closely to our focus: empowering women through mentorship.