Montana’s Newest Giving Circle Is Prioritizing Funding Capital Projects

Montana’s Newest Giving Circle Is Prioritizing Funding Capital Projects

One of the newest women’s giving circles is 100 Strong Gallatin Valley, affiliated with the Bozeman Area Community Foundation in Montana. Here we take a look at how these local women approach philanthropy.

Read More

In Omaha, a New Hub for Black Women’s Philanthropy

In Omaha, a New Hub for Black Women’s Philanthropy

It seems like every time we look, there’s a new local giving circle rallying the philanthropic efforts of women and people of color. As we expand our coverage of the Upper Midwest and Great Plains, we learned about the I Be Black Girl circle in Omaha, Nebraska.

Read More

A Closer Look at a New Women-Led, Black-Focused Giving Circle in Chicago

A Closer Look at a New Women-Led, Black-Focused Giving Circle in Chicago

The giving circle movement has been growing fast in recent years, drawing in new kinds of donors. A case in point is an effort on the South Side of Chicago that describes itself as a “fierce group of women paving a path of investment into women-of-color-led community initiatives.”

Read More

“It’s Very Empowering.” Latino Giving Circles Are on the Rise

“It’s Very Empowering.” Latino Giving Circles Are on the Rise

Donors of color are becoming more collaborative and organized, a push that reflects growing wealth in these communities and longstanding frustrations about neglect by mainstream philanthropy. A recent convening underscores the new energy around Latino giving.

Read More

May We All Feast Together: A Giving Circle That Aims to Empower Women Overseas

May We All Feast Together: A Giving Circle That Aims to Empower Women Overseas

Dining for Women is an intriguing example of a giving circle with a wide reach. Thanks to its chapter dinners, it has granted millions to women and girls in developing countries. We hear about DFW’s giving model from several members of its team.

Read More

A New Giving Circle That is Exclusively Funding Black-led, Black-Serving Nonprofits

A New Giving Circle That is Exclusively Funding Black-led, Black-Serving Nonprofits

Thanks to the “philanthropic redlining of African-American communities,” black-led nonprofits tend to be smaller, have less access to funding sources, and have fewer cash reserves. Here’s how a new giving circle in Philadelphia is responding to that shortfall.

Read More

Network Power: Giving Circles Are on the Rise and Engaging New Voices

Network Power: Giving Circles Are on the Rise and Engaging New Voices

A new study on giving circles shows the networks have tripled in the last decade, and they're including people often left out of institutional philanthropy. America's biggest foundation is cheering on this trend.

Read More