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The Women's Giving Circle has a diverse and growing membership with a shared vision of helping women in our community to achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

We warmly welcome anyone interested in joining our membership.

QUESTIONS?  Contact us at

New members June 2023


  • Participation in an organization that empowers women

  • Input in the organization's annual goals and grant criteria

  • Invitation to the Circle's Annual Meeting and other special programs

  • Network opportunities with people with shared values

  • Eligibility for membership in the Leadership Circle and standing committees of the Circle


While contributions to The Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County are accepted in any amount, membership involves a $3,000 pledge, normally completed with donations of $1000/year for three consecutive years. A special pledge opportunity is offered to members who join the Giving Circle before the age of 35, allowing them to pledge $3,000 as six $500 annual payments.

Junior memberships may be initiated with a one-time donation of $500 for girls and young women under the age of 21.  Junior members converting to a full adult membership by the age of 25 may apply their $500 junior membership payment to their adult pledge.


If you are interested in joining the Women's Giving Circle and would like to learn more about membership,  please send an email to We'd love to talk to you.


If you are ready to become a new member:

1.  Fill out the online form below to register your pledge. If preferred, you may download our membership form  and mail it to the Community Foundation.

2.  Complete your initial payment. Payments may be made online using the Submit Membership Payment button below or mailed to the Community Foundation.


Individual and organizational membership levels are based on the cumulative lifetime donation. We encourage all members who have met their initial pledge obligations to continue giving each year. 

Hope Diamond: $30,000 or more

Red Diamond: $20,000 - $29,999

Pink Diamond: $10,000 - $19,999

Diamond: $5,000 - $9,999

Emerald: $3,001 - $4,999

Sapphire: $1,000 - $3,000

Organization: $3,000-$14,999

Organization: $15,000-$49,999

Organization: $$50,000-$99,999

Organization: $100,000+


Online membership payments and other donations are processed through the Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Donations may be submitted by check to:

The Community Foundation of Frederick County

312 East Church Street

Frederick, MD 21701

please indicate the Women's Giving Circle on the memo line of your check

To set up a recurring payment plan (monthly/quarterly) or for more information on other payment options, contact the Community Foundation at 301-695-7660.

Members are encouraged to continue giving when their initial three-year pledge is completed.  Pledge renewals can be submitted using the form below, or by downloading and mailing the pledge renewal form.

Membership Form


The Women’s Giving Circle is extremely grateful to the individuals, businesses, and organizations who wish to support our grant program through marketing relationships and fundraising events. To ensure that we associate ourselves with events and organizations that reflect well on the Circle and are transparent to our supporters, we require pre-approval based on the criteria and guidelines set out in our Cause Marketing and Third-Party Fundraising Guidelines.

If you would like to raise funds for the Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County, please review the guidelines and apply at least 45 days prior to your event.

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