Giving Circles

The Women and Girls Fund Supports Real-life Needs

The Women & Girls Fund was established as a giving circle in 1999 by a small group of women who shared a concern for the real-life needs of local women and girls.

The giving circle has grown over the years, but the Women & Girls Fund has stayed true to its original intent to provide grants to nonprofits for programs that provide opportunities for women and girls to develop skills, become financially self sufficient, build their self-esteem, and develop their personal growth. Learn more

A growing trend in philanthropy, giving circles empower you and your friends (two or hundreds) to collaborate to benefit a field-of-interest or a specific cause. Every giving circle is unique, varying in size, structure and focus, but they usually involve a group of like-minded people contributing on a regular basis toward a shared goal.

Giving circles enable donors to pool their resources and maximize the impact of their charitable efforts. Foundation staff can help you organize and manage a giving circle that represents the interests of your unique group.

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.