Founded in 2019, the Next Gen Giving Circle’s mission is to cultivate the next generation of philanthropists in the greater Washington D.C. region. The Giving Circle is comprised of members contributing monthly donations that get pooled together for impactful grants to community causes. Members convene throughout the year to connect and engage with the local community. The Giving Circle’s funds are held at the Greater Washington Community Foundation, which supports and connects our region’s dedicated donors with nonprofits working to improve our communities. Learn more about the Next Gen Giving Circle here.


Voices from the Field

Learning to Give with the Next Gen Giving Circle

Posted on December 5, 2019 by Next Gen Giving Circle

“I found a career in philanthropy on Craigslist,” says Carlyn Madden, a co-founder of the Next Gen Giving Circle and now a consultant to funders and nonprofits. “Does it get more Millennial than that?” An avid volunteer, Carlyn was hired right out of college by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Washington, DC region’s largest private foundation. There she… Read More