Grant Program

Each spring, Women-n-Charge offers grant opportunities to local business women for business or career advancement in the form of business-related equipment or services or continuing education.

In order to raise the funds for these special grants, each year Women-n-Charge holds a tea event which enables us to offer these grants to local deserving business women. Last year The Law Offices of Lucas Magazine generously volunteered to be the Event Sponsor yet again! 2019 will be the 15th year the grants have been awarded and the tea/dinner to raise funds for next year's grants will be held in the fall. To learn more about our past tea fundraiser, please visit the Tea page. Save the date for this year's event on September 28, 2019.

This year, we awarded FOUR $1,500 grants at our April 5, 2019 meeting. These grants were awarded to existing women owned, for-profit businesses. Grant Applications will be available again in Winter 2020.

For more information about the grant program, please contact Judy Nicolosi, WNC Treasurer & Past President at or 813-600-9848.

Thank You 2019 Grant Judges


Doris Hogan

Doris Hogan is ​Owner and Aging Life Care Professional with Hogan's Helpers, which assists families with whatever challenge they are facing with their loved ones, from coordinating the best in-home services, to managing medical appointments, to selecting the most appropriate senior community.

Frieda Moseley

Frieda Moseley

Frieda Moseley is the Co-Owner of Griswold Home Care Tampa and Pasco County. She and her team refer caregivers to give people the help they need to live in the place they love. Learn more at


Brenda Cassato

Brenda Cassato is the Founder of Senior Information Resources, which is a group of professionals who help people over the age of 50 remain independent, healthy, and aging in place. Learn more at

2019 Grant Recipients

W-N-C 2019 Grant Winners

Grant Awards Given on April 5, 2019! Pictured from left to right: Judge Doris Hogan of Hogan's Helpers, Judge Frieda Moseley of Griswold Home Care Tampa, $1500 grant winners, Brittany Horbert Mojicaj of Highland Canine Training, Jan Polendey of Maximum Health & Performance, Liza Marie Garcia of NOW SC Press, and Melissa Joy Brown of Nautilus Soap Company with Yvette Behmer of the Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine (Event Sponsor) and WNC Treasurer, Judy Nicolosi.

2019 Grant Winners


Melissa Brown

Melissa is the owner of Nautilus Soap Company


Liza Marie Garcia

Liza Marie is the owner of NOW SC Press.


Brittany Horbert Mojica

Brittany is the owner of Highland Canine Training.


Jan Polendy

Jan is the owner of Maximum Health & Performance.