Effective October 16th, Giving Circles Fund will no longer accept new donations, members or circles. Between October and December, we will work with circles and circle leaders to make final grants. Thank you for your interest in collective giving!

If you’re looking to participate in your final grant round, please email info@givingcirclesfund.org.
If you’re looking to start a circle, please visit https://mygrowfund.org/giving-circles/.

Join This Circle

EPIP San Diego Giving Circle

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: The Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) San Diego Giving Circle wants to…

● Empower you as an emerging social change leader.
● Elevate your philanthropy by participating in a joint giving process.
● Build a more just, equitable San Diego (and world!).

Our Giving Circle is all about…

● Give together & multiply our impact.
● Learn about philanthropy, support one another as social change leaders.
● Meet and empower rising nonprofit leaders working across San Diego County.
● Dinner is included! Yum…

Shared Leadership
● Contribute $10/month to grants pool.
● EPIP membership is not required, but encouraged.
● Meet 3 times for first grant cycle.
● Nominate an organization you’re excited about!
● Make decisions by consensus.
● Celebrate our grantees and raise up their work.

● Community challenges in San Diego
● Nonprofits pursuing innovative strategies & solutions
● Equity as part of our personal & professional values
● The evolving social change sector & its leadership
● More ways to get connected to EPIP & each other

Who Can Join?
Open to anyone interested in supporting innovative San Diego nonprofits and equity/social justice in our region. You do not have to be a member of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy – San Diego Chapter to join the Giving Circle. Minimum commitment is a monthly payment of $10/month and one grant cycle (6 months).



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