Who We Are

The Women’s Giving Circle is a group of women who combine their resources to address the philanthropic needs of women and girls in the Gainesville community. The Circle is a special initiative of the Community Foundation that enables women to direct their giving in purposeful and strategic ways. Members are women of all ages and professions from our community.

The mission of the Women’s Giving Circle is to build a community of women philanthropists, and grant funds all of which will support organizations, programs, and initiatives that address the needs of women and girls in our community.

In eight years, we awarded more than $550,000 in grants to local programs including the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, the Girls Club of Alachua County, Displaced Homemaker Program, Take Stock in Children, Peaceful Paths, Catholic Charities: Partners in Success, and PACE Center for Girls.

Why Join

  • To increase philanthropy in the Gainesville community
  • To connect with women in strategic giving that produces greater impact
  • To improve the lives of women and girls in our area
  • To invest in projects that deliver maximum return in relation to the value of the money and time contributed

Join Today

When you join the impact is felt immediately. We accept applications year round and it is never too late to get involved. Our women strive for growth in the community as well as in themselves.

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Our Impact

Our Giving Circle met February 2015 to discuss our impact since our inception in 2006.
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See our grants in action by viewing the Santa Fe RISE Update 1-14-16.

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 Santa Fe Update

Our Sponsors




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