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 second round of grants in 2019, awarding:
- $10,000 to RISE to fund the purchase of a safe, used, well-maintained refrigerated truck
- $5,000 to LifeTies, based in Ewing; for safety improvements at its two group homes
- $5,000 to Farmers Against Hunger in Delran to help refurbish a cooler
- $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club in Trenton for its new Garden & Outdoor Education
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, Senior Director, Philanthropy at 609-219-1800 ext. 130.