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GFWC Women's Club of South County


Each year, the WCSC GROW HOPE Grants Committee solicits applications from nonprofit organizations in South County. The Committee then evaluates and selects grant recipients based on their commitment to our communities. In 2021, our grants focused on those organizations whose programs helped eradicate hunger, provided solutions to homelessness, reduced domestic violence and help improve mental health in our local communities.

2021 GROW HOPE Grant Recipients

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource Center


Mental Health

Wood River Health  Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

SHRI Service Corps. 

Crossroads/Kingstown  Crossing

South County Regional  Prevention Coalition

Washington County Coalition for Children

Food Insecurity

Peacedale Congregational Church/Peacedale Dinner Table

Galilee Mission/Soup for the Docks

Jonnycake Westerly – Giving  Garden

Jonnycake Westerly- Splash    program

Jonnycake Peacedale


Society of St. Vincent DePaul

Habitat for Humanity for RI,  South County

Westerly Area Rest Meals (WARM) Center

2021 Grow Hope Grants Recipient's 

2021 Grow Hope Grants Committee

(left to right): Grow Hope Grant 2021 committee members: Karen Pizzaruso, Sue Amoroso, Monica Hanson, Pat Cole, Kim Hanson, Grow Hope Chair; Carolyn Maher, Nancy Feroldi and Robin Shields. Committee members not pictured: Kathy Sousa, Stephanie Tassinari and Mary Grace Varnum.

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