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.

This year, we are awarding FOUR $1,500 grants at our April 5, 2019 meeting. These grants will be awarded to existing women owned, for-profit businesses. All Grant Applications are due by March 15, 2019

WNC requests that all applicants plan to attend the April 5, 2019 WNC meeting.

To fill out the Grant Application, either download the PDF and send it to Judy Nicolosi (instructions on last page of the application) or fill out the application online through the buttons below.

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

Thank You 2018 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.


Paula O'Neil, Ph. D.

Paula has been the Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller since January 2009. Paula summed up all the judges sentiments best when she said every applicant she reviewed was so worthy, she'd like to have enough money to give each one $1,000.


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

2018 Grant Recipients


Grant Awards Given on March 2, 2018! Two of the WNC Grant Winners pictured here (from left): Connie Carter of Gorgeous Growlers Grooming; Judy Nicolosi, WNC Treasurer; Brenda Cassato, Grant Judge; Doris Hogan, Grant Judge; Jennifer Garner, Esq.; and Yvette Behmer of The Law Office of Lucas Magazine who was the Event Sponsor of the 2017 Tea Fundraiser that helped make these grants possible!

Grant Winners


Constance Carter

Connie is the owner of Gorgeous Growlers Grooming. She provides low stress dog grooming services in a boutique, spa-like salon using products with natural ingredients. Connie plans to use these funds to create a retail store space in her salon, as she often recommends products and grooming tools for clients to use at home.


Jennifer A. Garner, Esq.

Jennifer is a real estate attorney and opened her practice, Jennifer A. Garner, PA, 2 years ago. She intends to use the funds to add a complete new division to her law firm. Jennifer will become mediation certified so that she can provide mediation services in the community, which will expand her business.


Mary Roxanne Harmon

Roxanne is the owner of Murals and More. With the funds she received, she will be expanding her services to include printed pieces that are customizable, by purchasing a needed digital art tablet and building a new website. This will expand Roxanne's artwork to not only prints but to products as well such as decor, t-shirts, bags, mugs, and more!