In the opening session of We Give Summit 2023, The Solutions Project President & CEO Gloria Walton rallied and inspired the collective giving movement with a reminder that we have an opportunity to create a world that is rooted in community, interdependence, regeneration, care, and love.

“There are so many forces trying to keep communities divided…” Gloria shared. “This moment is ripe and ready for communities and ready for philanthropists to rise to the occasion and demonstrate what solidarity looks like.”

And this is what we’ve seen throughout 2023! Collective giving is shifting the landscape of philanthropy with some groups addressing the needs of their local communities, while others are providing global support for a particular issue area. As discussed in the 2023 TED Talk “How to Fund Real Change in Your Community,” the new era of philanthropy is collaborative, community-led, equity-centered, and rooted in trust.

Keep reading for articles highlighting the power of collective giving with stories of philanthropists who are reminding us of the true meaning of philanthropy — love of humanity.

Youth Leaders Put Climate on the Agenda, But Get Philanthropic Scraps. They're Ready for Abundance || Inside Philanthropy

Seventeen youth leaders, each leading climate movement groups across the globe, are coming together to fund young climate activists. 

Why Super Bowl Halftime Star Rihanna is Seen as a ‘Trailblazing’ Philanthropist || MarketWatch

Leading up to Rihanna’s 2023 halftime performance, this story shares about The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), named in honor of her grandparents, and how they’re funding social change through a multi-racial, community-led lens.

Why Helping People Makes You Happy || GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday CEO Asha Curran delivers this TED Talk and shares stories of community and country leaders who have sparked year-round generosity movements.

Why Do They Give? Donors Speak About What Moves Them and How They Plan End-of-Year Donations || Associated Press (AP)

AP interviews people from across the United States, including the co-founders of Moving Mountains Giving Circle, to ask why they give, which organizations they choose to support and how they plan their giving throughout the year. 

The Radically Democratic Philanthropy of the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund || Inside Philanthropy

A leader in participatory grantmaking, FRIDA supports young feminists around the world and moves hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

New York’s Youngest Racial Justice Philanthropists Gain International Attention || Black Enterprise

Through the art of social justice storytelling, The New 3Rs is creating a more civic and compassionate society through responsive philanthropy by providing education and resources to students, grades 6-10.

More Than Half of Black-Serving Groups Would Shut Down if They Lost Key Donors || The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Collaborative fund leaders respond to a 2023 report from the Young Black and Giving Back Institute on the challenges Black-serving and Black-led organizations are facing.

Savoring Growth: Life Lessons from Mango Sticky Rice and Philanthropy || Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)

A member of Lacuna Giving Circle, Kyson Bunthuwong illustrates zirs personal journey in philanthropy.

Latinx Philanthropists Discuss Community Efforts || ABC7 News at Noon

Aiming to change the narrative around Latinx giving, Latino Community Foundation and Philanthropy Together share the impact of the Latino Giving Circle Network and giving circles throughout the United States.

How Mutual Aid Groups Are Stepping in to Address ‘Woefully Inadequate’ Homelessness Services || LAist

As the unhoused crisis in Los Angeles continues, mutual aid groups are working to fill gaps to meet the community’s immediate needs.

Collective Giving is Part of Black Communities’ DNA || CBS Colorado

Black Resilience in Colorado Fund (BRIC) rallied existing Black philanthropic networks in Colorado to come together in response to the pandemic. Since 2020, this collaborative fund has distributed 3 million dollars to Black-led and serving organizations in Denver.

Are the Chinese Embracing Giving Circles? || Alliance Magazine

Sharing findings from research conducted by the Shanghai United Foundation, this article highlights the growth of giving circles throughout China.