Giving Circles

What is a Giving Circle?

Whether informal or highly organized, giving circles allow donors to leverage their assets by pooling their contributions to achieve a greater impact. Democratically arranged, giving circles provide donors equal voice in deciding where their contributions go. In the process, donors connect with one another and with their community. Giving circles are especially appealing to younger people. One study found that giving circle participation is much more strongly related to age than to income: nearly half of all participants are under 40. It can be fun to be part of a group and fulfilling to contribute in such an innovative and insightful way.

Current Giving Circles:

Young Ambassadors Circle