Through collective giving and collaboration, The Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle seeks to empower women and their families in the greater Baltimore area to achieve self-sufficiency.

The Giving Circle encourages members to participate in philanthropy through grant-making, education, advocacy and other community-based activities.

The Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle at the Baltimore Community Foundation brings together women from diverse backgrounds with a common goal: to empower women and their families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. By pooling and leveraging our enthusiasm and our intellectual and financial resources, we bring about change through the power of small grants. Our education programs broaden our knowledge of the crises in healthcare, employment, education, and housing, and show us how we can help in our community. We work by committees, involving all who care to join, in a giving and learning process that makes a difference to us and to our grantees. Each member contributes $1,150 yearly to the Giving Circle, a fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation, and that has allowed us to award more than $4 million since 2001 to service organizations in our community.