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meet the Giving Circle

It's difficult to build a socially conscious business

The Giving Circle makes it easier.

Empowering Businesses to Drive Positive Change

At The Giving Circle, we are dedicated to bridging the gap between businesses and social responsibility. Our mission is to support businesses in making a meaningful social impact by providing them with the tools, resources, and connections to drive positive change in their communities.
Our core value lies in our unwavering dedication to supporting businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community stakeholders that seek to create a more equitable and sustainable world. We strive to make a lasting difference by fostering a culture of giving and empowering businesses to embrace their social responsibilities.
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We value empathy as a guiding principle to ensure that we approach every partnership with compassion and understanding.

Our Vision

Do Good

Create sustainable and lasting change by supporting those who Do Good

Make It Easy

Remove barriers and simplify the giving process

Empower Purpose

Ensure leading with purpose remains a good business decision

Our Approach

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Research-Based Methodologies

We use on evidence-based methods that lower barriers to giving, maximize the impact of donations, and support the causes that align with the values of the donor
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Technology-Driven Innovation

Our user-friendly and innovative technology ensures an intuitive giving experience, empowering businesses and employees to easily engage in impactful social initiatives
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Tailored Solutions

We take a personalized approach to offer customized solutions that meet the unique needs of businesses and their social impact goals
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Collaborative Partnerships

We work closely with trusted and vetted nonprofits to ensure the highest level of impact and transparency, fostering mutually beneficial relationships
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Continuous Learning and Improvement

We actively seek feedback from clients, users, and community members to refine our services, enhance the giving experience, and stay ahead of evolving social impact trends
Founder's Story

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.