Phoenix Collective Giving Circle (PCGC) is a giving circle made up of Arizonans who are inspired to create positive change in our community.
We convene quarterly, and each of our members donate a minimum of $400 annually – $100 per quarter – to hand-selected, nonprofit organizations.
Together, our donations transform into collective change in our community.
GIVE UNRESTRICTED FUNDING
We give unrestricted, pooled donations. Unrestricted funding gives grantees the flexibility to assess and determine where grant dollars are most needed, and allows for innovation and emergent action.
DO THE HOMEWORK
We do the research on prospective grantees and accept proposals on an invite-only basis. We believe it is the funder’s responsibility to get to know prospective grantees, saving nonprofits time in the early stages of the vetting process.
SIMPLIFY & STREAMLINE PAPERWORK
Nonprofits spend an inordinate amount of time on funder-imposed paperwork. Our proposal process is streamlined to free up staff time, and pave the way for deeper relationships and mutual accountability.
BE TRANSPARENT & RESPONSIVE
Open communication helps build relationships rooted in trust and mutual accountability. When funders model transparency, power awareness, and vulnerability, it signals to grantees that they can show up more fully.
SOLICIT & ACT ON FEEDBACK
We believe our efforts will be inherently more successful if it is informed by the expertise and lived experience of grantee partners. We always solicit feedback and loop back if we act on their suggestions.
OFFER SUPPORT BEYOND THE CHECK
Responsive, adaptive, non-monetary support bolsters leadership, capacity, and organizational health. In addition to supporting organizations financially, we can help in other ways, such as: making in introductions; advocating; volunteering; and spreading the word in our communications.