Grady Mcknight Awards


It is our goal to give our Grady Mcknight awards to support the projects and initiatives of purpose-filled women.  These recipients desire to improve the economics of the communities in which they live in order to build a strong functioning community.  By supporting their efforts, our organization is able to make an impact on our communities one woman at a time.


While we know that larger organizations exist to financially support our community, we believe there are more than enough people that need financial support.  


Our awards may be smaller than many philanthroic organizations,  but we have proved that  we make a mighty impact on the women we assist!


How do we select our awardees?


We keep our eyes open for opportunities to give back to community initiatives.  By word of mouth or by application for review, we identify women who may have  projects or initiatives that wil fall into one of the following categories:

  • Career Entry or Advancement
  • Youth or Adult Literacy
  • Teen Preparation/Transition to Career
  • Small business development for women
  • Ability to Manage Change or Change attitudes of the community
  • Preventive Health Care for women
  • Financial Literacy

These categories have been selected because they feed into improving the quality of life of women and their families as well as buidling stronger communities,  However, recipients may be selected for additional categories that can help improve quality of life.


What are the timelines for selection?

There are not any set timelines.  Awards are given on a random basis; as needed in the community.  All applicants will receive an email notifying of receipt and if selected, or not. 


What is the average award amount?

The award allocation varies based on a number of factors; need, type of request, amount of money in the award bank at the time. The average award has been between $250 to $500. However, our largest grant has been $1600 to one grantee.


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We envision our awards as being one of the factors which promote our recipients in making a greater impact in their communities, or even the world.

Our awards are created for women who "Live to Make a Difference!"


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