Women supporting
women & children in need

Giving Together is a giving circle – a group of like-minded, committed women who pool funds and volunteer time to help low-income women and children in the Washington, DC area. Our members make all decisions on the allocation of funds by means of a thorough grantmaking process.

Our Work

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Longtime Giving Together member, Mimi Brodsky Kress, was recently named 2022 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year by the Greater Washington Community Foundation (GWCF).

Giving Together’s 2022 Annual Meeting was held on the evening of September 29th at the Town of Chevy Chase Town Hall. Along with reports on the year’s activities and election of four board members (congrats to Sheryl Donaldson, Renee Licht, Harriet Shugerman and Ester Kurz Scheibel!) the program featured presentations from all the 2022 grant-finalist organizations, followed by member-voting.

By the end of the evening, GT members awarded grants totaling $90,000 to five Washington DC area non-profits serving local women and children in need. The new grantees are Access Youth, Urban Ed, Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria, LEEP to College Foundation and the Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education. Congratulations to all the GT awardees and to all our GT members, whose generosity made these grants possible! 

Giving Together held our first in-person event in over two years on May 11, 2022, when we gathered in the beautiful lobby of Bethesda’s Round House Theatre for our annual spring fundraiser. With fellow members and friends, we celebrated GT, met our 2021 grantees and raised funds for local refugee resettlement. And we all had a wonderful time doing it!

The fundraiser was a big success, with an amazing $12,000 raised from generous online and in-person-event donations to GT’s Emergency Fund. 

Giving Together has established a Racial Equity Working Group (REWG), with nearly one-quarter of our members volunteering to participate.  This is the first step we are taking to implement a new mission statement goal — advancing racial equity and social justice — which our members adopted unanimously at the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Our Grantees