/dəˈmäkrəˌtīz/ make (philanthropy) accessible to everyone.

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Democratizing philanthropy means embracing the idea that giving time, talent and treasure is not limited to the wealthiest and most powerful of society, but open to everyone. Every giver.

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Everyday Givers.

On November 18th, join Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), as we explore the power of collective giving. The discussion will center on how this grassroots philanthropic movement empowers like-minded donors to amplify their impact.
Each of CFW’s Giving Council and Circles will host a breakout session featuring one of their grantee organizations impacted by their support:

Learn more about The Power of WE here and register here.



Hella Heart Oakland is a strong and beloved multigenerational community. Founded in 2012, its mission is to strengthen and improve the health and wellness of Asian/Asian American women and girls in Oakland - particularly refugees and new immigrants. The giving circle has donated over $100,000 and supported over 50 small organizations.


Black Benefactors announced a $15,000 donation from the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA.


Artists Envision a New Kind of Political Poster


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and openideo have teamed up for a global design challenge focused on everyday givers. It is…interesting.

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