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GIVING CIRCLES

CFAAC giving circles encourage members to participate in philanthropy through grantmaking, education, advocacy and community-based activities.

Each circle is made up of a group of individuals who donate their own money or time to a pooled fund, decide together where to give those funds and, in doing so, seek to increase awareness of, and engagement in, the issues covered by the nonprofits or community project.

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT)

In 2006, 15 visionary women focused their energy, talents, passions, and thinking around an idea of “collective philanthropy” that could improve the lives of women and families in Anne Arundel County. Today AAWGT, a women’s giving circle, is over 200 members strong and has given nearly $800,000 in grants to local nonprofits over the past 10 years.

Next Generation of Philanthropists in Anne Arundel County (NextGen)

NextGen is a group of young professionals who came together in 2009 with the common goal of growing a sustainable giving circle through education. NextGen holds multiple events to learn about philanthropy and the needs in our county. Members give at a modest individual level and as the group grows, so does their impact on the community. 

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