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    CIN inspires, connects and strengthens African Americans and communities of color to leverage their collective resources and create the change THEY wish to see.

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    CIN inspires, connects and strengthens African Americans and communities of color to leverage their collective resources and create the change THEY wish to see.

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    CIN inspires, connects and strengthens African Americans and communities of color to leverage their collective resources and create the change THEY wish to see.

Our Purpose

CIN is a national network of giving circles. A giving circle is a group who pool their personal time, talents, and treasure to address social issues in their communities using thoughtful giving strategies. The activities of a giving circle include grant making, advocacy and public education as complementary ways to demystify philanthropy by making it accessible and more democratic to everyday people. CIN understands the importance of guiding African Americans and people of color to the supply side of philanthropy and to be the first investors in their communities.

Our Work

We provide workshops and educational services about charitable giving, donor advised funds, life insurance premiums, and other forms of planned giving to philanthropists of color. Additionally, we bridge grassroots philanthropy and institutional philanthropy by educating CIN members on how to connect with endowed foundations, churches, and other vehicles for people to give collectively when values and giving priorities align.

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Our Stories

We Are Philanthropists. Meet our incredible network of leaders and philanthropists, committed to engaging their communities and moving real change forward. Read their stories and see what inspires, challenges and fuels them to develop a new generation of philanthropists.

Our Impact

Since 2004, giving circles have awarded $250,000 in grants, with members giving considerably more out of their own pockets. In 2012, CIN members estimated that they gave between 13,000-16,000 hours of volunteer time, equivalent to $1.3-$1.6M dollars of in-kind contributions as another way of giving back.

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Keep up with the multitude of ways The Community Investment Network is inspiring and empowering people and teams to give across the globe.

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Make a gift as our Network of giving circles needs nourishment and resources. Give $50, $100, $365 or some other amount today. CIN is a 501(c)(3) and your donation is tax deductible.
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North Carolina Address:

Community Investment Network
c/o Generations Community Credit Union
123 West Main Street, First Floor
Durham, NC 27701

 

Colorado Address:

Community Investment Network
PO Box 181674
Denver, CO 80218

                               

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