Would you like to be part of a diverse group of community-minded people who want to improve and enrich the lives of women and girls in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills?
Join the Women’s Giving Circle at Connecticut Community Foundation
What is a giving circle?
A giving circle brings together people with common interests to learn about community issues and effective philanthropy, to pool their donations and to decide together to make grants that have an impact on local issues.
Why join the Women’s Giving Circle?
Women are effective collaborators and give generously to make a difference in their communities. The Women’s Giving Circle makes the most of both of those qualities, bringing people together to learn about issues affecting women and girls in our region to join their resources and to make grants that will improve lives.
What Membership Means
Members of the Women’s Giving Circle:
• Collaborate and network with a diverse group of generous people who value improving opportunities for women and girls in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills
• Learn about community issues and effective philanthropy
• Share the joy of giving—together.
When it is time to make grants, circle members decide together the issues they want to support, such as employment, education, pay equity, housing, parenting or women’s health. Circle members review grant applications and make funding decisions together.
Joining the Women’s Giving Circle
The Women’s Giving Circle is open to anyone who cares about women and girls in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. Members make a minimum annual contribution of $500 to the Women’s Giving Circle. Your investment also entitles you to invitations to Women’s Giving Circle activities and events and to cast a vote at an annual meeting to decide how the circle’s pooled funds should be granted to local organizations.
While we encourage individual memberships, those who prefer to make smaller gifts may join with one or more friends to meet the $500 membership threshold and join the circle as a group. A $500 group membership entitles the group to a single vote.
Contribute, Renew or Join Now!
You can donate online or via check, and can give monthly or in a single installment. Checks can be made payable to Connecticut Community Foundation. Please include Women’s Giving Circle on the memo line. To join with a gift of appreciated securities, please contact Development Officer Mark Berardi.