The Women’s Giving Circle is proud to bring together people with common interests to learn about issues impacting our community and effective philanthropy. Our pooled funds allow us to collectively make larger grants together that will improve the lives of women and girls in Howard County.
How are we doing this? We give grants to nonprofits in Howard County that focus on our mission. We raise money from donors to support our grantmaking and we have an endowment so that we will have money in perpetuity to fund programs that benefit women and girls. And, we host events and programs to engage donors and raise money to support our grantmaking.
We’ve been part of the Howard County community for over 15 years, have raised over $1 million to support our efforts from over 1,000 donors, and have given grants to over 100 nonprofits that support women and girls in our community. And we do all this together – as a Giving Circle. It takes all of us investing our time, talent, and financial resources in various ways to ensure we are having an impact. We hope you will continue to be involved, or decide to get involved – there’s lots of ways!
In fact, here’s a few upcoming opportunities, that you can read more about below:
Don’t hesitate to contact me or anyone on the WGC Advisory Board with any questions. Thank you for your partnership and support!
Alison Canning, WGC Chair