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We invite you to join us on an educational and philanthropic journey. Whether you’re a member or a potential member, a grant recipient or in search of a grant, we hope you’ll find the information you need here.

  • February 11, 2016

    We are fortunate to have so many women care about our community and demonstrate that by choosing to be members of the Baltimore Women's Giving Circle each year. Our Circle has grown from 53 members to 427 which is a remarkable testament to this caring.

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  • February 11, 2016

    For the first time, all Circle members will be able to vote for the recipients of our 2016 Two-Year Impact grants! This is the second year of our pilot program to fund two $50,000 ($25,000 per year) grants.

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  • December 22, 2015

     “Making Baltimore a Better Place to Live”, the education committee put together a mesmerizing program for the December 9th Full Circle meeting, attended by a record number of old and new members. This month’s keynote speakers were two local men, Kevin Shird and Fagan Harris, whose early lives took very different paths but each man is now dedicated to building Baltimore’s future. 

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  • December 22, 2015

    Circle members at the 2015 Grantee Showcase, held immediately before the December Full Circle meeting, witnessed first-hand the diversity of projects the Circle supports and the enthusiasm our grantees bring to their work. Representatives from 22 organizations inspired members with details of their projects, which serve a diverse demographic: single-parent families on the verge of homelessness, survivors of sex trafficking, teen moms, immigrants, and seniors. While we couldn’t capture everyone’s story, here are some thoughts from four of the grantees: The Inner Harbor Project, Reading Partners, Goucher Colleges’ Futuro Latino Learning Center, and Living with Grace Fund.

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  • December 22, 2015

    The good news is that against the odds and in the face of over-whelming demand, Asylee Women’s Enterprises (AWE), a 2012/13 and 2014/15 BWGC grantee, manages to survive and to continue delivering vital services to asylum seekers from a number of African and Middle-Eastern nations. 

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  • December 22, 2015

    The newly formed Circle Advocacy Sub-committee learned valuable information from two experienced women last month. Neilson Andrews, VP of Baltimore County League of Women Voters and Maryland Delegate Geraldine Valentino, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families, and Chair of the House Judiciary Committee on Family Law Issues, shared tips for individuals interested in advocating at the state level.  

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  • December 22, 2015

    On Tuesday, November 10, Grantee Connect hosted forty-nine representatives from forty-two of the BWGC’s ‘alum’ grantees.  The topic was “The Ask.”   The session focused not only on organizations soliciting financial support, but also for other things critical to success like time, volunteers, and board membership.

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  • December 22, 2015

    What else can giving circles do to support their grantees besides giving them grant funding?  This was the big question up for discussion on October… Read more »

  • November 3, 2015

    Rachel Forward and Sabine Oishi, members from two different generations, are both enthusiastic about the Circle. Below are excerpts from a conversation the women had about their Circle experience.

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  • July 10, 2015

    Freddie Gray was arrested less than half a mile from the St. Francis Neighborhood Center, one of BWGC grantees this year

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  • July 10, 2015

    To help lift women from poverty to self-sufficiency, the Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle is awarding grants totaling $441,060 to 22 Baltimore area nonprofits serving low income women and their families.

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  • April 10, 2015

    This year, the Circle implemented a pilot program that invited nine past grantees to apply for Two-Year Impact Grants. Of these, five finalists were invited… Read more »

  • April 10, 2015

     

    The March Full Circle meeting began with lively socializing before the crowd settled in for the early evening event at the Radisson at… Read more »

  • April 10, 2015

    The Circle Works Committee is happy to announce that a group of about 40 Circle members will be volunteering time, sweat equity, and enthusiasm to… Read more »

  • April 10, 2015

    On March 30, Conference Room #318 at the Baltimore Convention Center was filled with over 200 professional fundraisers hoping to gain new insights into how… Read more »

  • April 10, 2015

    It’s 4:00 pm. For the next sixteen hours, families with children – most headed by mothers – will call the Night of Peace Family Shelter… Read more »

  • April 10, 2015

    The Dayspring Employment Project is a good example of how to help women help themselves. 

    Dayspring serves a population that faces almost insurmountable obstacles:… Read more »

  • January 26, 2015

    In 2013, the Circle awarded a $15,000 grant to support Higher Achievement’s Summer Academy, an academic instruction and enrichment… Read more »

  • January 26, 2015

    Funding from the Circle supports healing and hope for victims of sex trafficking

    Human trafficking is a $32 billion global industry and is now… Read more »

  • January 26, 2015

    At the December Full Circle meeting, members heard an impressive presentation from Jeff Richardson, Executive Director of Mosaic Community Services, who talked about the importance… Read more »

  • January 26, 2015

    Circle Reads met on November 18th at the home of Gail Shawe to discuss a memoir by Barbara Morrison, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother.… Read more »

  • January 26, 2015

    The grants committee is going strong and the numbers are impressive: 82 readers are reviewing 101 one-year grant applications. Thirteen more readers are reviewing nine… Read more »

  • January 26, 2015

    Did you know that if you stacked up all of the paper that prospective grantees send to BWGC each year, it would reach the top… Read more »

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