CWC has been a continuing supporter of women’s services to provide funding for transportation; housing and food; and education and therapy for displaced and abused women and their children. Recognizing the broader needs of families in our area, CWC targets agencies and projects that provide for the economically and physically challenged. CWC has funded home-delivery and congregate lunches in surrounding communities supported residents in long term care facilities. Grants have also helped with emergency home repairs and durable goods purchases. Support of Colleyville’s beautiful Colleyville Center is an example of CWC funding over several years. CWC grants also support the community, summer arts and educational programs, including scholarships for at-risk students. Scholarships and volunteer recognition grants are awarded to deserving graduating seniors from five area schools in three districts. Children are also recognized for volunteer efforts. Members and community businesses who support the Club’s efforts are also included in the annual Caring With Commitment Celebration awards program.
Charitable organizations may submit applications by December 31 of each year for grant funds to be distributed the next May. CWC members voice their philanthropic priorities, then a committee evaluates the applications and makes funding recommendations. Members have the final vote on grant recipients and amounts.
CWC’S mission to back education reflects in scholarships, which present exceptional area seniors with a financial start to their college or technical careers. Spirit of Volunteerism Grants, awarded on a record of high school volunteer service, also provide financial support to area graduating seniors. Youth Volunteer Service Awards are non-cash recognition of the volunteer efforts of children and teenagers, ages 5-19.
Colleyville Woman’s Club members support the community by volunteering for various projects during the year. Some ongoing volunteer efforts include:
CWC’s unpaid volunteer Board of Directors consists of officers elected annually by the membership, supported by multiple committee chairs. CWC relies on our member volunteers to participate on various committees in support of CWC’s mission. This includes one of CWC’s cornerstone community projects, its GCISD Education Partnership through the Bridges Accelerated Learning Center.