LGBTQ+ Giving Circle
The LGBTQ+ Giving Circle is taking shape thanks to the leadership of community volunteers. Their leadership is helping to create an Advisory Committee, which will guide the overall vision of the Giving Circle. The individuals on the committee will reflect diversity in : career/vocation, age, race, gender identities and sexualities within the LGBTQ communities, ally-identifying, and lived experiences.
The LGBTQ+ Giving Circle concept started as conversation with community members as a way to encourage collective philanthropy that is invested prudently to provide grant opportunities to Lancaster-based community benefit organizations. Ultimately, the grants from this Circle will support projects that celebrate LGBTQ+ Lancastrians and make positive impacts in their lives in Lancaster County. In order to provide coordination and oversight, the advisory committee will oversee the LGBTQ+ Giving Circle and ensure a consistent and equitable approach to the activities, fundraising, and grantmaking of the Circle.