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Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County

Founded in 2006, the Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County cultivates philanthropy among women in the Frederick, Maryland area. Through the power of collective giving, we pool our members' monetary contributions to support local nonprofits serving the needs of women. 

Congratulations to the 14 local nonprofits serving women in Frederick County that our Grants Committee selected to receive a total of $275,000 in grant awards!


The Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County provides opportunities for donors to promote and support programs that enable and empower women in challenging situations to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of those for whom they are responsible.

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Check out our latest "Year In Review"

Doing more - together

Giving back starts with an idea and gains momentum with enthusiastic member participation. Together we have a much bigger impact on organizations that support women's efforts to become self-sufficient. Our members share the understanding that encouragement and financial assistance are compelling factors in restoring stability and hope.

awarded since 2006

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The Women's Giving Circle grant committee evaluates applications and awards grants to community organizations that support women and their dependents on an annual grant cycle.

AND Growing

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Membership in the Women's Giving Circle is open to all and special pledge options are available for young women. A growing and vibrant membership is central to our mission.


Awarded since 2006

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The Frederick Community is fortunate to have a large number of effective nonprofit organizations that benefit women. By pooling resources, the Women's Giving Circle members are able to maximize the impact of their donations.



Sylvana Medical & Aesthetics Center

Inspired Esthetics by Teresa

Tom Lynch/Greg Light/Jim Reinsch/Steve Heine

Thank you to our 2024 annual sponsor

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Thank you to our 2024 event sponsors

See the full list of our generous sponsors and learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, contact our vice-chair, Betsy Pakenas, at

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