Mission and focus

The Art of Giving, a collaborative program of the North Carolina Community Foundation and the Triangle Community Foundation, is committed to leveraging the power of collective philanthropy as we work to connect women in meaningful and purposeful ways. Initiatives that benefit women and families are our priority. In addition to providing needed resources to strengthen our community, we also seek to increase women’s involvement in philanthropy through educational events. 

NCCF partners with the Triangle Community Foundation to administer and support this giving program for women interested in taking a regional approach to their philanthropy. Read more about this program here

Whether you want to actively volunteer with us or prefer to limit your role to financial participation, we welcome you to join us and to share with your friends. As our founder, Diane Amato, says: “Each one, tag one.”

Membership and benefits

By becoming a member of TAG and inviting other women in the Triangle to join us, we have opportunities to fund programs that will make a substantial difference in the lives of others. 

We accomplish our mission by committing to a membership fee of $600 annually for three consecutive years. Each $600 contribution is allocated in this way: $500 for the local giving pool, and $50 each to NCCF and Triangle Community Foundation for administration.

The fund allows us to award grants to nonprofit agencies in the Triangle that support women and families. All members receive one vote to determine the organizations and programs to receive grant funding.


  • Philanthropy is a collective endeavor, and TAG benefits from the power of pooled resources, including dollars, volunteer time and talents. Together we have been able to award contributions in amounts that are much larger than many of us can do on our own!
  • Networking with an impressive group of women who share similar values – focusing on the needs of women and children in the Triangle area.
  • Enjoying the camaraderie that comes from being part of a cause-driven group.
  • Participating at a level with which you’re comfortable. You can actively volunteer with us or limit your role to financial participation. All are welcome!

We are passionate in our belief that informed, empowered women can and do build stronger families, communities and economies. The Art of Giving invites all women to join together to realize the power that collective philanthropy has on our community.

Click here for our latest Q&A that may answer more of your questions!

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