When individuals pool their charitable dollars and focus on key issues, their impact can be far greater than individual gifts. A giving circle's relationships with specific charities create a deeper level of involvement for donors and the nonprofits they support.
Join a giving circle, become a philanthropist
Giving circles allow anyone to contribute to a common cause, either as a supporting donor or as an active committee member. Members and supporters help to grow the fund’s assets, increasing the grantmaking capacity of the giving circle over time.
The Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative is a permanent endowment supported by African Americans to address relevant issues in Arizona’s Black community. Two giving circles are part of the Black Philanthropy Initiative:
The Latinos Unidos initiative at the Arizona Community Foundation builds on the success and momentum of activities dating back to 2005 with a focus on creating a model of philanthropy within Arizona’s Latino community. A giving circle for Latinas was started in 2009:
The Arizona Asian Pacific American Women's Giving Circle supports the health, safety, education and economic success of Asian Pacific American women and girls in Arizona. This giving circle is a personal and culturally-based approach to encouraging giving in our community: