Why Women's Giving Circles
Philanos is the leading national women's giving circle network that is focused on supporting the growth and sustainability of women's giving circles.
Giving circles are changing the face of philanthropy - from small groups of friends meeting over drinks to large organizations with their own nonprofit status and staff, giving circles have grown significantly in visibility and popularity over the last 25 years. According to The Landscape of Giving Circles/Collective Giving Groups in the US, the amount of money in giving circles has tripled over the last decade, with an estimated $1.29+ billion being granted.*
And, it's women who are fueling the growth of giving circles - about 70% of giving circles are majority female.