The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) is a group of women who believe in collective giving to strengthen their community. We welcome all women - as the membership grows, so does its ability to positively impact our community.
Annual membership begins with your gift(s) made to the WGC (minimum of $100 in cumulative gifts). Gifts can be made any time within the annual giving period up to August 31st. 50% of gifts go into the “Women’s Giving Circle Fund” for grantmaking decided by members at the annual WGC event. 50% of gifts are permanently endowed in the “Unrestricted Community Endowment Fund” to support a broad range of community needs, projects and programs through the Foundation’s grantmaking process.
Members receive an invitation to the annual WGC event held the second Tuesday in September. It’s an occasion to connect with other women, learn about needs in your community, and award grants to local nonprofit organizations. Members view video grant requests from nonprofit organizations and vote to determine grant recipients. The number of $2,000 grants to award is directly dependent upon the generosity of the women in the group - the more money pooled, the more grants to be awarded. Our principle of "one member, one vote” ensures all members have the same voice.