Are you a young professional who wants to make a difference in your community?

Consider joining our NextGen Giving Circle.

Important Dates for 2023

Friday, April 28 2023 Grant Application Opens
Thursday, May 11 Virtual Grant Info Session (10:00am – 11:00am)
Friday, June 16 Request due at 12:00pm
Friday, August 18 Final Awards and declines announced

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.

For more information or support, please contact:

Michael Nuno
Vice President, Philanthropic Services
Email Michael Nuno