Dining for Women

Financial Information

Total Assets: $788,844
Total Giving: $848,430

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available


The organization makes grants, ranging from $35,000 to $45,000, to programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency for women and/or girls in developing countries. Potential areas of funding include education, women’s healthcare, reproductive rights, family planning, food and water security, policy, law, advocacy, property rights, and environmental sustainability. Eligible applicants must: tie funding to direct impact on individuals’ lives; provide evidence of long-term sustainability and program success; direct a minimum of 75 percent of expenses to programs; have either 501(c)(3) status, or be a foreign nonprofit organization operating with a U.S. nonprofit sponsor; provide informative organizational web sites in English; and be able to provide relevant educational resources (including a short video of populations served). Priority is given to organizations that: address the needs of women and girls from marginalized populations; work in a region or country with both extreme need and limited funding resources; are led and organized by women; demonstrate the use of community-based participatory problem solving; provide support material and information for education on critical issues.


Grants in 2017:
Advancing Girls Education in Africa, $50,000
Safe Hands for Girls, Inc., $50,000
READ Global, $48,701
Health in Harmony, $20,000
Nepal Youth Foundation, $20,000
One Heart World-Wide, $20,000


Giving on an international basis.

The organization does not support: group trusts, foundations or other consolidated funding activity; governmental, political or religiously affiliated organizations; or major building projects, large capital expenditures, US administrative fees or expenses and office costs.


The giving circle provides financial support to charitable organizations that promote the physical, emotional, educational, and economic welfare of women and children living in extreme poverty in less developed countries.


Established in 2003 in SC – Founded by Marsha Wallace.

Quick Facts Sheet


Located in:



United States

Contact Information / Process

Initial Approach: Letter of Intent (online) – accepted twice annually, usually October and April.

415 W Washington ST
Greenville, SC 29616

(864) 335-8401
[email protected]

Donors & Leadership

Officers and Directors:
Beth Ellen Holimon, President
SUSn Stall, Chair
Barbara Collins, Co-Founder
Barbara Wagner, Treasurer
Cynthia Radford, Secretary
Sarah Durry, Board
Carol Kissal, Board
Connie Lewin, Board
SUSn Negrin, Board
Sandy Ward, Board
Betsy Dunklin, Board
Caren Senter, Board
Tara Larose, Board
Lynn O’Connell, Board
Marsha Wallace, Board