Be part of something bigger than yourself.
Make a larger impact in the community than if you made an individual donation.
Meet peers who want to make a difference in our city.
Attend VIP events at fun spots across the city to socialize and learn more about philanthropy.
Select nonprofits to receive grants each giving cycle.
Gain a better understanding of how nonprofits address challenges in our region.
Upon joining, members make annual donations to the Giving Circle paid in monthly installments of $20, $50, $100 or $250. Members are asked to donate an amount they feel will make an impact. Regardless of their contribution, every member will have an equal vote in selecting our grant priorities and grantees each year. We currently award grants between $2,500 and $15,000.
Members also have the opportunity to take an active role in NGGC's operation by joining our grantmaking, event planning, communications, investment, or recruitment committees. Ultimately, in the process of awarding collective grants, we hope members learn more about one another, issues facing the region, needs of nonprofits, and philanthropic landscape.
Interested in joining the Next Gen Giving Circle? Please fill out this form to get started:
The Next Gen Giving Circle (NGGC) is an inclusive group of young professionals in the Washington, D.C. region. As a member, you will:
What’s a giving circle?
A giving circle is a way for individuals to pool small donations and decide together where they are contributed. It’s a great a way to increase impact of individual giving.
If I'm not rich can I really be a philanthropist?
We think so! The Next Gen Giving Circle is built on the idea that everyone can and should participate in philanthropy. Our members make annual pledges that they pay in automated monthly installments - just like Hulu! Everyone has equal say in grant selections, regardless of their donation amount.
How are grants made?
A committee of Giving Circle members volunteer to oversee our grants process. Members select grant priorities and determine final awards. Learn more about our grantmaking.
How do I sign up?
Our membership process is open to all and open from October to December each year. If you want to join the circle, please complete the member interest form above. We will contact you with more details.
How do I make a donation?
Once we receive your application, we'll send you an email with further instructions, including registering for monthly donations.
Is my donation tax deductible?
The Greater Washington Community Foundation serves as our fiscal agent. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.