A Giving Circle is a form of participatory philanthropy where individuals pool their donations and collectively decide which charities will be awarded grants.
Anyone is welcome to join the NextGen Giving Circle, but most members are in the 20- to 40-year-old age range.
When you join, you’ll learn about philanthropy and the nonprofits doing great work in our region. You will have the chance to go on site visits to local nonprofits, and annually, with your fellow members, you will determine which organizations and projects to fund through a Community Foundation staff-led grantmaking process.
Established in 2017, the Giving Circle made its most recent round of grants in 2022, awarding:
- $10,000 to Homeworks Trenton for a mental health and social-emotional wellness initiative
- $10,000 to Womanspace for its Pathways to Security Match Savings program for Survivors of Domestic Violence
- $5,000 to WE MAKE: Autism At Work to help at least 50 people with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis
Read more about NextGen’s 2022 grantees.
Make an annual gift or contribute monthly with a recurring gift. Founder Jeremy Perlman believes the subscription model for philanthropy is a natural fit for his generation, because young people are accustomed to subscribing to services, such as Netflix and Spotify.
To learn more or become a member, contact the Princeton Area Community Foundation:
Michael Nuno, Vice President, Philanthropic Services at 609-219-1800 ext. 130.