Amplifier’s Virtual Jewish Giving Circle Incubator supports a group of stellar community builders as they start brand-new giving circles and act on their visions for making change in the world.


Each year, our Incubator empowers a cohort of individuals and professionals representing their organizations as they grow new giving circles from an idea into an exciting grantmaking community in eight months. New in 2017-2018, our cohort will meet virtually throughout the Incubator, enabling multiple leaders from each giving circle to participate in all aspects of the program. Our cohorts carry out diverse visions for giving circles; there are no restrictions on circles' minimum donation or giving level, or the issue areas on which the circle wishes to fund.  

Application Deadline: 10/20


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Our training experience includes:

8-10 hours of interactive webinar training that prepares participants with everything they need to get their giving circles off the ground, including sessions with leading field experts, and ongoing support to build momentum as participants start their giving circles.

Energizing monthly calls with a personal, highly experienced Giving Circle Coach

Peer learning and support through a diverse cohort

Access to microgrants to enrich the giving circle's experience

Because of the generous support of our funders, we are able to offer a subsidized program fee for participants selected for the Incubator. The program fees are:

  • Individuals

    Not affiliated with organizations

    $100

  • Professionals

    Organizations with an annual budget of less than $5 million

    $375

  • Professionals

    Organizations with an annual budget of $5 million or more

    $750

Discounts are available for group registration from organizations. If financial constraints will make it difficult for you to participate in the Incubator, please be in touch.

  • We explored giving circles as a way to inspire an entrepreneurial spirit in our community and engage donors. Nine months after the initial Incubator training, we successfully launched a giving circle and raised $80,000 to fund four innovative programs. This would not have happened without Amplifier

    Danielle V. Minson, Chief Development Officer, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

  • The Amplifier Incubator provided important guidance for Jewish Family Service of San Diego to start our first giving circle. We saw a dramatic return on investment; with half the staff time, we raised 20% more funds, and engaged 8 new households. Amplifier’s resources were essential every step of the way.

    Ashley Harrington, Manager, Public Affairs & Young Adult Initiatives, JFS of San Diego

  • Participating in the Incubator gave us a template to launch our giving circle. Having webinars, coaching, resources, and curriculum skeleton available made it easy to create a program that fit our community. We are thrilled with the success of our Giving Council.

    Sonia Marie Leikam, Collaborative Giving Coordinator, Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

Incubator Participants

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Are you ready to take your giving circle from idea to reality?

Our Jewish Giving Circle Incubator will help you bring your giving circle to life. Whether you're 23 or 73, interested in social justice or Jewish innovation, and ready to give $50 or $10,000, we want you to join the Incubator. Apply today!

Applications are open until July 31st.

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