Founded in 2004, the African American Women’s Giving Circle (AAWGC) is a charitable fund established out of The Women’s Foundation. The circle includes 15-25 women who have each made a financial commitment of $5,000 over a two-year period and agreed to work together as part of a shared grantmaking and learning experience.
The AAWGC makes grants that support African American women-led organizations that improve the lives of African American women and girls in the Washington metropolitan region.
To date, the AAWGC has invested nearly $180,000 in nonprofits supporting African American women and girls.
Ascensions Community Services
Cultural Academy for Excellence
Facilitating Leadership in Youth (FLY)
The High Tea Society
New Community for Children
Our Place DC
Parklands Community Center
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)
TOTAL GRANTMAKING: $192,465
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:
Chief of Strategic Operations
202.347.7737 ext. 203