TFI Envision President Joins Impact Fairfield County
Greenwich, CT — Elizabeth P. Ball, President and Creative Director of TFI Envision, Inc. has now joined Impact Fairfield County as Marketing and Communications Co-Chair.
Impact Fairfield County is a collective giving circle that engages women of Fairfield County, CT in local philanthropy on a deeper level. It unites women by together providing large, transformational grants to local nonprofits and strives to reach the underserved and improve the lives of those in the Fairfield County, Connecticut community. Members determine the grant recipients through a vote of the membership after a rigorous grants review process by volunteer committee members.
Programs that receive the top Impact grants must be new, sustainable and “transformational” for those served by the nonprofits. Impact FC members look at the projects as a whole, including the goals, the leadership and the predicted outcomes.
“One of the reasons I was so drawn to this Impact FC is that 100% of the membership contribution goes directly to the transformational $100,000 grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County. The grant application process by the nonprofits and the application review process for the Impact FC members is a powerful learning experience for both. We all become more aware of what is happening in our community and how we can better serve our community.” said Ball.
For more information, go to impactffc.org
COLLECTIVE GIVING CIRCLES
The current manifestation of giving circles is a relatively new trend, but it is built on traditions dating back hundreds of years to mutual aid societies and other forms of giving for the community.
In the United States, giving circles were initially composed of women; they are now more diverse in race, age and gender, although women continue to make up the majority of members.1
Between 2007 and 2017, the number of giving circles in the U.S. tripled, the study found, and there are now more than 1,500 across the U.S.2
1 Eikenberry, Angela M (September 2006). “Giving Circles: Growing Grassroots Philanthropy”. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.