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  • Women's Fund El Dorado Announces Mufti-Year Grant Pilot Program - this new program is intended to help local nonprofits build capacity by providing two consecutive years of funding to grow the organization. Read the details in their press release.
  • Many Hands announced that members have selected SafeSpot Children's Advocacy Center of Fairfax County to receive the 2024 $100,000 Impact Grant. Community Bridges Inc., Healthy Babies Project Inc., and Together We Bake will receive Partner Grants of $69,000 each. Learn more
  • Greenville Women Giving gave away over $500,000 on May 14, 2024 to six non-profit organizations. They have granted over $8.5M in 17 years. Read their story in the Greenville News.
  • Impact100 Essex awards $100,000 - In it's 7th year, Impact100 Essex provides transformative grants to no profits serving underrepresented communities in Essex County, NJ.  This year's annual $100,000 Impact Grant was awarded to Newark Emergency Services for Families (NESF). Read their press release
  • The SAM Initiative proudly announces their most recent grant recipients totaling $320,000
    Recipients are Alzheimer's LA, LA Food Policy Council, Open Paths Counseling Center, and Teen Talk App. Read their press release.


  • MD Women's Giving Circles Host National Philanthropy Conference, Business Monthly, December 2023
  • Impact100 Essex announces three Essex County nonprofits are the recipients of its 2023 Equity Grants: SHE Wins Inc., AAPI Montclair, and Keys 2 Success. For the past three years, in response to research showing a discrepancy in funding to BIPOC-led nonprofit organizations, Impact100 Essex’s Equity Grants have provided unrestricted funds to small BIPOC-led nonprofits. Read their Press Release.

  • The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County was profiled in  "Reclaiming Their Time - 2023 Women's Issue, Columbia Inspired Magazine, May 19, 2023.

  • Happy Anniversary! Philanos Affiliates across the country are celebrating milestone anniversaries as they continue to grow and bring more women to the collective giving table. Take a look at these giving circles marking and celebrating their impact!
  • Project W recently granted The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) $12,000 to provide academic scholarships to women nursing students at P.I.T. who are living in Delaware County. Project W is a women’s giving circle that harnesses the power of collective giving to address the needs of women in Delaware County. Located in Philadelphia, the circle was founded and made its first grant in 2019! #philanos #philanoswomen #collectivegiving


Philanos Affiliates Announce 2022 Grants - read our blog post with links to articles from 22 affiliates and their 2022 grants.

Women's Fund El Dorado 10/6/22 Million Dollar Milestone

The Women's Fun El Dorado had a wonderful evening celebrating the members that made it possible to grant over $1,000,000 in 15 years to nonprofits on the western slope.  I have included an article and a photo collage for your use.  I would surely appreciate any help getting the word out about this amazing organization and the power of collective giving.  Read their October 6, 2022 Press Release.

Many Hands DC

In May, Many Hands held their first in-person Annual Meeting since the start of the pandemic, where they were able to hear live from all four of their grantees. More than 75 members and their guests participated in person for the meeting and almost 50 more joined the livestream. All members were invited to vote to determine which of the four grantees would receive the 2022 Many Hands $100,000 Impact Grant which awarded to My Sister's Place. Three Partner Grants ($67,000 each) were awarded to Beacon House, Capital Area Asset Builders and Nueva Vida. Read the Many Hands Newsletter and view their grantee web page

Impact Las Vegas

Impact LV is very excited to share their recent $83,000 grant, largest yet! Now they are focused on recruiting new members so their 2023 primary grant can be $100,000!  Read their latest newsletter!

Impact Austin 

  • Impact Austin just exceeded $8 million in grants, read their blog. This count includes their youth initiative, Girls Giving Grants (g3), whose total is $107,200. And that brings us to……
  • #GirlsGivingGrants just surpassed $100,000 in giving, read their blog.       

The SAM Initiative 

The SAM Initiative is a Los Angeles based giving circle whose members are committed to driving social change and nonprofit sustainability. An affiliate of Philanos since 2017, SAM announces their 2021-2022 grant recipients totaling over $350,000 to the following organizations: A Place Called Home, Piece by Piece, Bridge Builders LA, EmpowHer Institute, MADE by Downtown Women's Center, Mychal's Learning Place, and NeuroTalent Works.  Press Release

Rachel's Network 

Annual posting of the Rachel's Network Catalyst Awardees for 2021. Read about all of the winners beginning on page 3.

Impact100 Philadelphia, (Philadelphia, PA)

Collective Giving and Foundations: Learning From and With One Another Blog post by Mary Broach, Co-founder of Impact100 Philadelphia 

Greenville Women Giving (Greenville, SC) 

Greenville Women Giving awards over $517K to local nonprofits, read their story and watch their 16th Annual Meeting grant recipient video.

Women's Giving Alliance (Jacksonville, FL)

Women’s Giving Alliance Awards $660,000 in Grants: Largest Single Year Distribution in Foundation’s 20-Year History - Grants issued to 17 Northeast Florida nonprofits to transform the lives of women and girls in our community. Read the May 18, 2022 Press Releasegrant distribution details and Florida Times-Union article.

Impact100 Essex (Essex County, NJ)

Impact100 Essex awarded a $100,000 Impact grant to Butterfly Dreamz and three $15,000 unrestricted Equity Grants to BIPOC led nonprofits. Essex County Nonprofit Helps NJ Girls 'Dream Big, Fly High'  Arts Ed Newark to Receive One of 3 Piloted Impact100 Essex Equity Grants  

Women's Giving Circle of Howard County (Columbia, MD)

Opinion: Leveraging Philanthropy to Help Cultivate a Pipeline of Women Leaders of Color

SisterFund (Richmond, VA)

Philanthropy Together Spotlights Jill Coleman of  SisterFund

Impact100 South Jersey (Haddonfield, NJ)

The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge earns a $50,000 grant from Impact100 South Jersey. Read more

Impact 100 Seattle (Seattle, WA)

Seattle’s Impact 100 women pool their money to maximize their charitable boost | The Seattle Times. Read more

Impact100 Wichita Falls (Wichita Falls, TX)

Impact 100 Wichita Falls kicked off their 3rd year with a membership event on August 23, 2021. Read more

Women's Gift Alliance (Coeur d'Alene, ID)

The Magic of Gift Giving On June 17, WGA celebrated with their five Pooled Fund Grant recipients. Madison Hardy, reporter for the CDA Press wrote a feature article and published it on June 21.

Women's Giving Alliance (Jacksonville, FL)

Women’s Giving Alliance Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration By Granting More Than $580,000. Women’s Giving Alliance (WGA), announced their 2021 grants to benefit women and girls in Northeast Florida on May 20, 2021. WGA is the home giving circle of Paula Liang, current Philanos chair and a WGA past president. 

Impact Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)

Impact Oklahoma awarded over $150,000 in grant funds at its annual meeting, read their press release.

Impact 100 Garden State (Morristown, NJ)

Impact 100 Garden State was honored by the New Jersey Legislature for their long-term funding to the Morris County Mobile Food Pantry, resulting in an increase to twenty-two locations tripling the number of people served.  Read the NJ Joint Resolution

Women's Gift Alliance (Coeur d'Alene, ID)

WGA was featured in the Coeur d'Alene Press March 23, 2021 as part of a feature article, "Carrying on the Legacy."  This was a profile of three female-led philanthropic groups in Kootenai County, as part of Women's History month. 

Women Investing in Nebraska (Omaha, NE)

Awarded two grants that total $168,000 to help Nebraska’s veterans with legal services and help University of Nebraska students with the cost of learning materials. Read the article from the Lincoln Journal Star, December 2, 2020.

Women Inspiring Philanthropy (Arlington, TX ) presented NEW DAY with a $50,000 grant to feed hungry children.

“This is an extraordinary and generous commitment by Women Inspiring Philanthropy that will enable New Day to expand its important programs that provide supplemental food to students in the Arlington ISD and summer programs,” said Michael McCoy, NEW DAY vice president. Read more

Greenville Women Giving (Greenville, SC) awards $540,000 in grants at Virtual Annual Meeting! 

Read the story for the details and watch the 12-minute video to see how their sponsor, Brand In Motion, created a professional virtual experience during COVID. 

Woods River Women’s Foundation, Sun Valley, ID got press on quickly switching to general operating funds during COVID. 

The Idaho Mountain Express reported that the grant the Sober House just received from WRWF for a capital project can be repurposed for general operations (as with all the 2020 grants).

Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County. Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, ED of WGC of HoCo, presented her affiliates’ nimble COVID response in their community, including setting up the local COVID response along with other community partners. 

They also were able to distribute more funds through a long-held feature of their circle.  Here’s some of their press:

Philanos Affiliates In The News

There is a lot of powerful collective grantmaking happening throughout the country that is part of the women's collective giving movement. Philanos' 80+ Affiliate members are doing great things - take a look below. Affiliates, send us your news coverage so we can shout about it!

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