Giving Together: A National Scan of Giving Circles and Shared Giving

Publication date: 
March, 2005
Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

This guidebook to giving circles, published by the New Ventures initiative of the Forum of Regional Associations, documents and describes the range and types of giving circle-related activity nationwide. This report describes the results of a national scan of giving circles, explores the unique characteristics of these circles, and discusses the significance of the phenomenon in the context of the philanthropic landscape. By no means are all the circles alive in the country captured in this sample, but it provides information and resources to new or established circles and to grow and share new knowledge about giving circles.