Investing in Girls. Investing in Women.
Founded in 2004, the African American Women’s Giving Circle (AAWGC) is a charitable fund that cultivates philanthropy among African American women in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. AAWGC pools the monetary contributions of its members to support member-identified local nonprofits serving the needs of African American women and girls. The Circle is hosted by Washington Area Women’s Foundation.
To date, the AAWGC has invested more than $226,000 in nonprofits supporting African American women and girls.
Members make an annual donation of at least $1,000 and identify, vet and select grantee organizations in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. To become a member, complete and submit the commitment form to The Women's Foundation via Jessica Zetzman at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about becoming a member, please contact AAWGC by email at AAWGCofDC@gmail.com.
Arts for Our Children
Ascensions Community Services
Breast Care for Washington
Cultural Academy for Excellence
Facilitating Leadership in Youth (FLY)
Healthy Babies Project
The High Tea Society
New Community for Children
Parklands Community Center
Petals of Primrose
Prince George's Tennis and Education Foundation
The Women's Collective
Young Ladies of Tomorrow
Y.O.U.R. Community Center
2004-2005: $0 (planning/start up)
2014: $ 8,000
TOTAL GRANTMAKING: $226,965
For more information about the AAWCG's grantmaking, view the AAWGC fact sheet.
Chronicle of Philanthropy profile of the AAWGC
Washington Post front page profile of the AAWGC
Washington Post letter to the editor by a member of the AAWGC
AARP TV profiles AAWGC
Voice of America profiles Dr. Satira Streeter whose organization, Ascensions Community Services, Inc., received a grant from the AAWGC
To learn more about the AAWGC or for information on joining, please contact AAWGC by email at AAWGCofDC@gmail.com.