2019 Women's Leadership Council Grant Recipients

The Women's Leardership Council awarded grants to eighteen wonderful local organizations 2019. 

The Aiken Civic Ballet was awarded a grant to expand its outreach program to include 2,400 Aiken County school children through visits and performances, dance instruction for Children’s Place clients, Dracula ballet performance at the theater for ACPS students and visits to local nursing homes. 

ACTS was awarded a grantto help fund its Food Program which currently serves over 2,750 individuals, many of whom are women and children. 

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club was awarded a grant for three computers for its new Teen Center. The computers will be used to improve math and reading scores.

The Center for African American History, Art and Culture was awarded a grant to expand its JUNETEENTH Festival to be held on June 22nd.

Child Advocacy Center was awarded a grant to build a healing garden. The garden will include a water fountain, benches, and plantings. 

Calidonia Missionary Baptist Church was awarded a grant for 10 iPads for its Summer Enrichment Program.

Children’s Place was awarded a grant to purchase Incredible Beginnings Curriculum to improve existing programs.

Christ Central Missions Aiken/Graniteville was awarded a grant to fund a summer program to provide a basic financial principles program for twenty women.

Cumbee Center was awarded a grant to purchase new bedding, towels, and washcloths for residents entering the shelter.

GEM was awarded a grant to provide program T-Shirts for 30 girls.

Golden Harvest Food Bank was awarded a grant to enroll additional seniors in its monthly Senior Food Box Program.

Great Oak Aiken Therapeutic Riding Center was awarded a grant to provide therapy for six Children’s Place mothers. It is a four-week program to improve their relationship with their children.

Hankinson Boxing Gym was awarded a grant for equipment.

JoAnn Tillman Ministries was awarded a grant for its youth basketball team.

Mental Health of America Nurture Home was awarded a grant to provide five women with trauma six therapy sessions to assist them with their recovery.

Public Education Partners was awarded 12 books for each 4K classroom in the Aiken County Public School System. The books will be provided through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Project Graduation was awarded a grant to support its 2019 program for Area 1 graduating seniors.

Saratoga Warhorse Foundation was awarded a grant to provide treatment to a female veteran with PTSD.