It started with a question: Why is giving to charity so hard?
During his MBA studies at Emory's Goizueta Business School, Grant Dollar identified barriers preventing donors from giving more. This led to the creation of The Giving Circle, an individual donor platform built on research-based giving methodologies. The platform expanded into a business-facing solution shortly thereafter.
Grant brings extensive corporate leadership and strategy experience to The Giving Circle, including his most recent role leading Microsoft's Atlanta office expansion, where he created multiple impactful company culture programs during the pandemic, helping Microsoft earn the title of Georgia's Best Employer by Forbes in 2021.
He also established and managed a $250k giving fund at Microsoft dedicated to driving community impact in and around Atlanta. Grant's commitment to making a positive difference extends beyond the workplace. He regularly volunteers in and around his neighborhood, and has a history of nonprofit board service.