African American Women’s Giving Circle.

Launched in 2004, the African American Women’s Giving Circle (AAWGC) cultivates philanthropy among African American women in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. AAWGC pools monetary contributions to support member-identified nonprofits serving the needs of African American women and girls. To date, AAWGC has invested more than $225,000 in 20 local nonprofits.

Mission

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To cultivate philanthropy among African American women and invest their resources in a way that will encourage and sustain African American women-led organizations and support promising or effective projects that address unmet needs of African American women and girls.

The African American Women’s Giving Circle awards grants to organizations that:

•    are located in the Washington, DC, metro-area, and serve African American women and girls who live, work or study in Washington, DC, metro area;
•    are led by an African American woman at either the board or staff level;
•    demonstrate innovative and promising approaches to addressing the social and economic obstacles that are barriers to success for African American women and girls;
•    use both a gender lens and an African American cultural lens to frame effective strategies and create valuable opportunities for African American women and girls; and
•    have a sound mission and objectives for the organization’s impact.

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Contact

To learn more about the African American Women’s Giving Circle, please contact a member of the circle at AAWGCofDC@gmail.com. Connect with AAWGC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AAWGC) and Twitter (@AAWGC) to learn more about AAWGC’s activities.