Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County engages women of all generations in the power of community philanthropy. Our contributions of time, talent, and financial resources address the needs of women and families. Through education and increased awareness of local needs, we make a difference in the lives of women and their families in Harford County.


Membership is open to any woman who desires to further the mission and goal of the Women’s Giving Circle through financial support. Members are required to make a minimum annual tax-deductible donation of $550.00, of which $500 is for grants and building an endowment, and $50 is for administrative expenses. Grants are awarded annually, as recommended by the Grant Committee and approved by the membership. All funds raised are held and managed by the Community Foundation of Harford County (CFHC). Donations made to the CFHC are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

For questions about membership, see the membership fact sheet at right.

Contact us with any questions at wgcharfordmembership@gmail.com.

To join, download the brochure and print, complete the form, and return with your check for $550 or donate online here. To renew, click the 2018 Member Renewal link at right. Remit checks payable to Community Foundation of Harford County, P.O. Box 612, Bel Air, MD 21014.

Next Generation Membership

The Women’s Giving Circle encourages young philanthropists to become members by offering a lower level of giving, for a limited time. The Next Generation member will annually donate $350 for three years or until the age of 35, whichever comes first.

In 2018, we will host a quarterly “Sneak Peek, Party with a Purpose” around the County. You are encouraged to bring a friend, have fun and learn more about our purpose.

Upcoming Events and Meeting Dates for 2019

  • Women’s Giving Circle General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 from 8:00AM to 9:30AM, at Harford Community College, Darlington Hall, Room 202 ABC.  Please note, this is a “Members Only” Meting

The Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County provides an opportunity to explore, collaborate, and make focused, social investments with impact. We look forward to you joining our dynamic group and experiencing the power of women’s philanthropy.

Pre-Application Meeting – Jan. 23 – Register Now!

The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) of Harford County 2019 Grant Guidelines and Application has been posted. Applications are due by noon on Friday, March 15, 2019. Additionally, a pre-application meeting for prospective applicants is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 , from 3:00 to 7:00 at the MedStar Campus, 2 MedStar Boulevard, Bel Air, Maryland 21015. Following this meeting and based on questions from participants, a Frequently Asked Questions document will be developed and posted for informational purposes. Please RSVP to Rosemary King Johnston at randdjohnston@comcast.net.  Thank you for your interest.


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