Become a 2018 Giving Circle Member

Giving Circle Members with the winners of the 2017 Giving Circle Grant being honored at the NEID Changemakers Gala for their work in empowering women & girls globally.

NEID’s giving circle offers members an eleven-month learning journey, during which members of the giving circle learn about the latest and most innovative trends in international giving and support of women and girls while also getting to know each other. During the learning circle members collectively pick a set of issues with respect to women and girls that interests them as a group and study the organizations that are actively involved in supporting these challenges. Finally, the group jointly invites a select group of organizations to apply for a grant and together select the organizations to receive support through the giving circle.

Meetings dates for 2018 include Jan 23rd, Feb 13th, March 8th, April 12th, May 8th, & June 7th.

Participation in the the giving circle is a eleven month commitment that begins in January of each year. The grants are publically announced at the NEID’s Annual Changemaker Gala, which takes place in November.

This is a one-time grant. Giving Circle grants range between $10,000 – $30,000 USD. LOI Submission will be accepted via invitation only. 

Read more about the NEID Giving Circle on Women and Girls on Philanthropy Women!

If you are interested in joining NEID’s 2018 Giving Circle for Women and Girls or would like to learn more about the Giving Circle or NEID please contact Odette Ponce at

Goals and Requirements for membership

The goal of the NEID Giving Circle is to identify organization(s)/individual(s) that are creatively and effectively supporting women and girls internationally and working on the issues that members of the giving circle have prioritized.

Because it is NEID’s mission to increase international giving from New England, we will be looking, among other things, for organizations/individuals doing this work that also have some link to New England (organization, board member, founder, mentor, etc.).

Each participant of the giving circle will ultimately be expected to contribute funds and NEID membership is required. NEID members will be asked to contribute a minimum of $1,200 while non-members will asked to first become members ($500) and then also contribute a minimum of $1,000 (a special rate for those joining NEID to participate in the giving circle).

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To ensure the comfort of all our members and to create an open learning environment, NEID maintains a strict non-solicitation policy. By joining NEID, you confirm that you are an international donor giving more than $5,000 annually to charitable causes outside of the US or have the capacity to expand your philanthropic giving internationally at this level or more. You also confirm that you will not solicit other members through fundraising or business development. Staff of grant making institutions that are also grant-seeking organizations whose function is solely or primarily fundraising are not eligible for participation. Advisors and consultants whose function is solely or primarily business development are not eligible for membership.