Utah Women's Giving Circle

The Utah Women's Giving Circle leverages small, individual donations into a powerful giving tool, investing in programs that empower women and girls in Utah.

 

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Utah Women in Numbers

In 2011 a small group of women learned that less than 2% of foundation dollars in Utah went directly to serve women and girls. They formed the Utah Women's Giving Circle to change that statistic — and some others:

  • Utah has the largest gap in the nation between male and female college graduation rates.
  • Utah has the 4th largest wage gap in the nation.
  • Utah has one of the lowest rates of women-owned businesses in the US.
  • Approximately 1 domestic violence-related homicide occurs every month in Utah.
  • Nearly 40% of female-headed households in Utah were in poverty as of 2011.
  • Utah ranks 44th in the nation for female representation in elected office.

Our Goals

The Utah Women's Giving Circle aims to empower Utah women through networking, education, and philanthropy. We work to create opportunities for women of all walks of life to share ideas and open-minded discussion, while having a significant impact on our community through annual grants.

Be Part of the Impact!

We seek to be as diverse in our membership as the women of our state. We make it easy and fun to have an impact. No galas, no required service — you can be as active as you like. As a member you not only enjoy vibrant Women's Giving Circle meetings and events, you also play an important role in our grantmaking. Grantees are awarded democratically, nominated by and voted for by members.

  • Not sure you're ready to join? Everyone is welcome to our meetings. You do not need to be a member — just come learn more about our work and the needs of women and girls in your community!
  • Want to learn more? To learn more about the Utah Women's Giving Circle - from current members to upcoming events - visit their website: www.utahwomensgivingcircle.com.
  • Ready to be a member?
    • Annual membership is $250 for women and $50 for girls under age 18.
    • Lifetime members have made a forever commitment through a one-time $1,000 donation to the operating fund.
    • Pay in installments: Call us at 801-559-3005 to pay your membership fee in more manageable donations of as low as $21 a month.
    • Donations must total the required amount in the current calendar year for membership.
    • Click here to join online or write a check to the "Community Foundation of Utah," with "Utah Women's Giving Circle" in the memo. Send checks to:
The Community Foundation of Utah
2257 South 1100 East, #205
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
 
All donations become the property of the Community Foundation of Utah. While CFU intends to use the funds to support the Utah Women's Giving Circle’s charitable work, CFU reserves the right to direct the funds elsewhere if necessary to ensure that the charitable purposes of the donated funds are accomplished.
 

Our Grantmaking

Applications for the 2018 grant cycle are now closed. Check back in Fall 2019 for the next grant cycle. 

The Utah Women's Giving Circle was formed to leverage small, individual donations into a powerful tool to invest in programs that strengthen women in Utah and grow possibilities for Utah girls.

Grants are awarded annually, typically in January, to nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in the lives of women and girls in Utah. Nominations are taken year-round by email at and awards are determined by member vote. Organizations or projects must be 501(c)(3) not-for-profits focused on women and/or girls in Utah to be eligible.

Click here to read about past grantees.

 

Contact us at 801-559-3005 x5 or to learn more about the Utah Women's Giving Circle.

The Utah Women's Giving Circle is honored to receive the generous support of:

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