Women’s Giving Circle

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Who We Are

The Women’s Giving Circle of North Central Florida is a group of women who combine their resources to address the philanthropic needs of women and girls in the Gainesville community. The Circle is a special initiative of the Community Foundation that enables women to direct their giving in purposeful and strategic ways. Members are women of all ages and professions from our community.

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To build a community of women philanthropists and grant funds to support organizations, programs, and initiatives that address the needs of women and girls in our community.

To improve the lives of women and girls in Alachua County through collective giving and collaborative grantmaking and develop female philanthropists.

Our Impact

Since 2006, the members of the Women’s Giving Circle have invested more than $2 million to address such issues as economic empowerment, job skills, education, mental health, domestic violence, and more.

1 million invested

$2 Million

Invested into
the Community

45 nonprofit organizations supported


Nonprofit Organizations supported

Grants awarded


Grants awarded
since 2006

Stories of Impact

Back to Work 50+

Peaceful Paths

Girls Place

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Our Leadership

Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Chair
Ericka Ryals, Immediate Past Chair
Megan Jansen, Grants Chair
Melanie Shore, Engagement Director
Yvette Carter, Program Director

Learn More about the Women’s Giving Circle of North Central Florida

We are looking for passionate and thoughtful women ready to play an active role in solving community issues that affect women and girls. To learn more about the Circle or discuss becoming an investor contact us or join below.

Ready to Join?

When you join the impact is felt immediately. We accept applications year round and it is never too late to get involved. Our women strive for growth in the community as well as in themselves. (Membership is based on a $1,000 annual contribution or $500 for members under 40)

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