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Women supporting women and 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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Giving Together Members

Giving Together's 2024 Spring Event on May 2 celebrated our giving circle's 15th anniversary. It was a great party for members and friends and a successful fundraiser for GT's Emergency Fund for Individuals and Families in Crisis. A delicious buffet and social hour was followed by a program highlighting the progress of GT's 2023 grantees. 

At Giving Together’s 2023 Annual Meeting, members approved a Board proposal to establish a new Giving Together (GT) membership category for women under 45.

The GT Board has periodically discussed ways to attract the next generation of local philanthropists to Giving Together. Now, women under 45 can be full members of GT by paying only $500 a year plus the $75 administrative fee. When they age out of the category, they will graduate to the standard member rate of $1,000 a year, plus the administrative fee. 

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At the Annual Meeting on September 28, the members of Giving Together (GT) voted to award grants totaling $95, 000 to five non-profits serving the DC Metro region: Safe Shores, Grassroots Health, BCAUSEICAN, Sickle Cell Reproductive Health Education Directive (SC RED), and Starting with Today. The organizations’ missions range from providing therapy and wellness programs for trauma and abuse victims to bringing STEM education to underserved communities.

Members also voted to approve a slate of three board members: Susan Alberts (incumbent), Wendy Yaross (incumbent) and Marea Hatziolos Grant (new to the board). All three will have two-year terms, expiring in the fall of 2025. [The board has a total of seven members. Four are elected in even years and three in odd years.] 

Our Grantees

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