Giving Circles

The Women and Girls Fund Supports Real-life Needs

A woman in a purple dress stands in front of the Women's Support Services sign.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 help women and girls develop economic self-sufficiency by means of education, financial literacy and social services. 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.