Pearls mission is to “improve the lives of women and children by building a community of female givers who provide grants to local programs and initiatives that address the root causes of social issues impacting women and children in Davie County.”
Pearls of Empowerment invite nonprofit organizations to apply for grants that directly benefit women and/or children of Davie County. Our goal is to empower Davie County nonprofits to provide assistance and/or services for these two critical groups in ways they have been unable to in the past. The Pearls grant application is available from June – August annually. Pearls grants are awarded each November.
In its ninth year, Pearls awards total $277,012.64!
2018 Grants Awarded to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services Inc. – $1,000: Funding will assist the Big Buddy Program, a year – long after school program at North and South Davie Middle Schools, targeting sixth graders, who would benefit from a mentor relationship with chosen eighth graders.
Davie Center for Violence Prevention – $1,000: Funding will be used for Client Transportation, providing safe transport for victims during times of crisis to safe shelters. Many times there is not a vehicle or a relative/neighbor to help.
Davie Pregnancy Care Center – $2,500: Funding will be used for Just Earn While You Learn program, allowing clients of Davie Pregnancy to attend educational and financial planning classes to earn vouchers in exchange for items that include car seats, cribs and mattresses.
The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center – $5,030: Funding will be used for Compassionate & Resilient Schools Implementation, a program to bring greater awareness to school staff concerning how trauma can affect children’s development and learning. Funding also will provide therapeutic books, Glare share fluorescent light covers, and other training resources.
Family Promise of Davie County – $10,000: Funding will be used for Family Promise Case Management Program, a program to provide families with case management, transportation, job training, educational and budgeting classes, as well as permanent housing assistance.
Just HOPE, Inc. – $ 5,000: Funding will be used for Women’s LEAD (Learn, Earn, Advance, Discover) Program, to assist with housing and utilities, training and education, materials, gas for mileage, and uniforms for work as women are trained to re-enter the workforce.
Smart Start of Davie County – $7,500: Funding will be used for Lena Home Program, to assist families with prevention of child neglect by encouraging parents to talk more to their children. The program consists of education sessions and recorder devices worn by children.