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What Drives Us

We imagine a world in which women and girls are valued and their voices heard.

Local Impact

The success of women and girls ripples through the community to make a more just place for all.

Join the Movement

Local women helping local women. We advocate, we advance. Our collective voice initiates change.

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Host a Giving Circle

We foster the development of giving circles to address specific areas of interest among our community members. Giving circles can address issues like leadership development, fair-wage policies, health disparities, among others. The Fund works with groups to collectively learn and discuss the local realities for women in our region. Often, giving circles create lasting friendships that ripple into action. Together, the group raises money to impact progress in their interest areas.

The Women’s Fund can advise interested parties on how to create or join giving circles, and provide ongoing assistance and strategic guidance.

Giving circles gather women (and men) to amplify their capacity to advance the economic mobility of women. A relatively small individual gift combines with others to become a power force for change.

Giving Circles Are Key Catalysts for Change. They can grow to spur additional collective action for individuals to organize and influence policy or shape projects and programs. Giving circle investors are involved with each other and the programs they fund. They are investors who create networks for collaboration. They can be an effective means of creating community.

The Women’s Fund SouthCoast works with giving circles to identify and direct grants to nonprofits with expertise and capacity to achieve their missions.