• Connect/Hands

    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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    Inspire/Lake

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

  • Strenghthen/People

    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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Membership offers giving circles, individuals, and institutions a strong connection and shared identity with peers across the country. CIN members are a community of donors who share values, and shared experiences.

Our Impact

Since 2004, giving circles have awarded $1.5M+ in grants, with members giving considerably more out of their own pockets. As of 2019, CIN members estimated that they gave between 650,000 hours of volunteer time, equivalent to ~$16M dollars of in-kind contributions as another way of giving back.

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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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Community Investment Network
8311 Brier Creek Parkway
Suite 105, Box 104
Raleigh, NC 27617  

 

 

info@thecommunityinvestment.org

(919)410-6095