Women in Motion Grants
Women in Motion promotes leadership, professional success, personal wellness and financial independence for women. Our goal is to combine charitable donations and provide significant grants focused on the needs of women in the workforce. Each year WIM focuses on helping women in High Point and our yearly granting process plays an important role in our mission!
Who should apply for WIM Grants?
Community non-profit organizations that have programs pertaining to one or more of Women In Motion’s four identified areas of need for women in the workforce:
Education: Women need additional education to help them negotiate and advocate for themselves and their families.
Mentorship: Women need better systems for networking and encouraging growth in each other.
Resources: Women, especially women small business owners, expressed a need to tap into resources that already exist in the community in order to increase their professional and business success.
Wellness: Women seek to balance personal wellness and professional success with professional and family demands.
Applications will be accepted Fall 2020!
YWCA of High Point
2020 WIM Grant Recipient
YWCA was awarded one of the 2020 Women in Motion grants to support their Totally Responsible You – Train the Trainer program. The YWCA will expand the current Women’s Resource Center programming to address what women have said they need to be successful. YWCA will train two individuals to be “Totally Responsible Person” trainers, one of which will be bilingual. Once trained, YWCA will be able to provide the Totally Responsible Person program that teaches participants to take responsibility for one’s own actions and attitudes, making individuals more productive and creative. It teaches participants not to fall into victim mentality thinking and focuses on how each individual can be responsible for more effective communication, improved teamwork and productivity while decreasing stress and conflict. Participants will leave the program with a renewed enthusiasm in all areas of life.
St. Stephen A.M.E Zion Church
2020 WIM Grant Recipient
St. Stephen A.M.E Zion Church and High Point University are collaborating to develop a Public and Professional Writing Program. In this program they will run a series of five 2-hour evening professional communication and employment workshops in the summer of 2020, one workshop co-led by High Point University students in the fall of 2020, and another workshop co-led by High Point University students in the spring of 2021, for a total of seven professional workshops catered specifically to High Point women seeking new or better employment. As an outcome, these participants will express greater confidence and with the goal of successfully obtaining employment or advancement in their careers!
Family Services of the Piedmont
2019 WIM Grant Recipient
The Women in Motion 2019 Grant was awarded to the Family Services of the Piedmont to support their SELFStart Program: Survivor Empowerment Leading to Financial Stability. This transformative program uses a client centered approach to reduce barriers and provide the tools and education needed to increase a survivor’s economic stability; putting victims on the path to economic independence and personal healing. The grant funding they received helped provide individual financial coaching sessions for participants that in turn will increase the participants income or assets (e.g. employment, income stability, car or home ownership); provide safe, sustainable, violence-free housing; increase financial literacy; and improve credit scores.