Current Focus
Past Topics
Giving & Philanthropy

The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle was founded in April 2006 by a group of local women eager to use their skills and resources to address critical issues facing the Seacoast community.

Current Focus.

Welcome to the Seacoast Women's Giving Circle's 11th cycle!

This year's topic is the ARTS. We are exploring how we define the arts, what the role of the arts is on the Seacoast and why they are vital to our community, challenges facing the arts (and artists), sources of funding for the arts and what opportunities are available for us to support the Arts.

We have learned that the Arts are a critical component to a thriving community and that some of the reasons to support the Arts include:
  • Arts promote true prosperity
  • Arts improve academic performance
  • Arts strengthen the economy
  • Arts are good for local merchants
  • Arts drive tourism
  • Arts are an export industry
  • Arts spark creativity and innovation
  • Arts have a social impact
  • Arts improve healthcare
  • Arts mean business

"Seacoast Women's Giving Circle is committed to improving the quality of life through collective giving and grassroots action, and galvanize support so we're not just raising funds but letting people know."
- Erika Taylor
Member, Seacoast Women's Giving Circle