100 Women Who Care in Starkville awards grants
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – More than 200 women in Starkville are putting their money where their mouth is.
The group is called 100 Women Who Care – Starkville, but dozens more have joined the mission to help community organizations carry out their special projects.
Tuesday morning the group awarded more than $21,000 dollars in grants to local organizations.
The members each paid $100 then voted on which projects to fund this year.
A total of nine organizations submitted applications.
The group’s president, Nelle Cohen, says the group is made up of a diverse mix of women in Starkville.
“We come from a variety of backgrounds – political, religious, social, whatever – we’re all in this together. We may not agree on everything, but we all agree that we love Starkville and Oktibbeha County and we want to do things that have a great impact in the community,” Cohen said.
A total of nine organizations submitted applications. The group awarded full funding to the top three projects and split the remaining money among the other organizations.