The Giving Circle is not a new idea, but one that has emerged during the last
decade as a growing and significant trend in philanthropy. Often characterized as a “grass roots” approach to philanthropy, Giving Circles (especially African
American) allow for a wide range of giving styles, philosophies and politics, sizes, and focus areas.
Each circle member contributes money or other resources to the project or the fund. Members combine their resources
for a bigger impact on the community issue or challenge being addressed.
Read more regarding the rationale, need, and
benefits of the Giving Circle as a commnity development and improvement strategy...
"Blacks Build Ties
Through Giving Circles"
One circle member shares her story and perspective on giving
African American Giving Circles...Some Examples