Borinquen Dance Theater

The Rochester Women’s Giving Circle welcomes grant proposals from not-for-profit organizations providing services to women and girls in Monroe County, helping them achieve economic independence.

The Grant Making Committee follows a rigorous grant process including site visits to those organizations submitting compelling proposals. Proposals must include measures and outcomes, enabling the Giving Circle to track the success of the grant. Click here to see our grant process.

We also initiate a partnership with our grantees, maintaining ongoing contact throughout the implementation of the grant. This enables us to assess the efficacy and effectiveness of the programs we fund and provides members with timely feedback on the impact of our dollars.  

Since June 2008, the RWGC has granted more than $1.1 million to programs helping women and girls achieve economic independence.

Grant Making Done:
  • Thoughtfully
  • Intentionally
  • Systematically