A giving circle is a group of people who pool their resources together to make a larger impact collectively.
Most of our giving circles meet in person or hold phone calls a few times a year, but some exist entirely online as well.
Your donations are pooled with other members of your giving circle and are donated to the 501(c)(3) organization your circle selects. Unless you specify a portion of your donation to support us, Giving Circles Fund does not retain any of your donation for operations.
If your circle is public, anyone who shares your philanthropic interests will be able to join. Private giving circles require a password, so the members are probably a close group of friends, family or co-workers.
Most of our giving circles give grants twice annually, but some circles give just once a year and other circles give on a quarterly basis.
All of our grantees are nominated by giving circle members. We do not provide suggested organizations to our circles, but rather resources to help giving circle members find potential grantees. However, if you join or build a giving circle, you are welcome to nominate an organization you are affiliated with.
Our Pro Giving Circles allows any company or organization to engage employees or members in a meaningful, social giving experience. In addition to all of the functionality of the giving circle platform, Pro Giving Circle clients receive a suite of enhanced offerings including brand and URL customization, portal security and additional training and customer support. Please contact [email protected] for pricing and additional information.
Once you’re logged in, go to your Account Settings, click on the My Giving Circles tab and then click Edit Circle Donation to make changes. Email [email protected] if you have any further questions about your account.
Log into the website, go to your Account Settings and click on the Billing Information tab. If your credit card expired or was cancelled, enter your new credit card information. If you recently moved and have a new billing address, you can update that information here as well. Please contact [email protected] if you’re still having issues.