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What is a Giving Circle?

For many, the joy of philanthropy comes from the people and organizations they are able to meet along the way. The Community Foundation encourages and supports collective giving through several identity-focused funds, or giving circles, in which individuals come together around a shared heritage or community interest. They leverage impact by pooling their resources and awarding grants to mutually-selected nonprofits. Learn more about these grant programs below:

Impact 100 Richmond

Impact 100 RichmondImpact 100 Richmond is a grassroots effort that champions the power of women giving together. The goal is to change the lives of women and their families by transforming a local nonprofit through a significant, collective financial investment.

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SisterFundSisterFund brings together civic-minded African American women who wish to leverage their resources to increase the impact of their giving. Their grants are focused on nonprofits that help African American women and girls build a positive future through gains in education, workforce, leadership development, and their health.

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Ujima Legacy Fund

Ujima Legacy FundThe Ujima Legacy Fund is a giving circle created by and for civic-minded African American men to have a greater philanthropic impact in the Metro Richmond community. The fund supports projects that will have a positive impact on youth and young adults (ages 12 to 21 years), with a particular emphasis on underserved youth populations.

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