Identifying Projects to Fund

During the course of the year, the Giving Circle builds a pipeline of potential grantees by accessing member networks, like-minded organizations and tracking timely information and data on selected interest areas. Organizations who fit our funding focus, are invited to complete an application, describing a specific project for which funding is needed.

The Giving Circle has two funding cycles per year, each cycle will focus on two interest areas. Decisions are made in May and November each year. Organizations who applied and presented at a Giving Circle meeting will be eligible for funding. At the end of each funding cycle, the Giving Circle will select organizations to support with their pooled funds. 

Funding Cycles 

There will also be opportunities to match member talent with social purpose organizations’ capacity building needs. Ideally the volunteer work will help the organization build capacity to be more effective in achieving their mission. 

Strategic Volunteering / Pro-bono work 

Currently, the Giving Circle of Amsterdam intends to provide grants between €5.000 - 8.000.