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Treasure Coast
Giving Circle


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The treasure coast giving circle is comprised of a group of retired and working businessmen who have partnered with The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie To Harness the Power Of Collective Giving. 


COMMUNITY

We believe a community of givers can make a stronger community impact.


ACCOUNTABILITY

We believe in giving to non-profits that are good stewards of resources.


GENEROSITY

We believe in generously giving.


HEAR FROM TCGC’S 2022-2023 CO-CHAIR, MSEBENZI MASONDO, ABOUT THE IMPACT OF TCGC.

“The purpose of the giving circle is to help change the course of the Treasure Coast by cultivating a community of men who fund nonprofits’ cutting-edge projects that might not be funded anywhere else. We fund ideas and initiatives, big and small, that are innovative and transformative.”


THE CONCEPT BEHIND THE TREASURE COAST GIVING CIRCLE IS SIMPLE…

  • A minimum of 50 men each contribute $1,100 ($1,000 grant / $100 administration).
  • Contributions are pooled together to fund strategic impactful grants ranging from $10,000 – $50,000 to non-profit organizations and academic institutions serving the Treasure Coast of Florida (Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties).
  • Volunteers from the membership will review all applications, participate in site visits, and select the grant finalists for consideration that have proposed programs / projects that demonstrate impact.
  • All members will be provided with online access to the written applications of the grant finalists and will be able to vote for the grant recipient(s).
  • All members and selected grant recipients will be invited to attend a reception where the awards will be announced and celebrated.

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Treasure COast Giving Circle's

NonProfit Q & A Session

A few of tcgc's current members:

• Bruce Abernethy • Robert Crandall • John Doody • Christopher Gaston • Nolan Hadix • Mike Kelly • Tom Lytle • Richard Martiniuk • Msebenzi Masondo • Kevin McKenzie • Larry Mueller • Kyle Mueller • Robert Ranieri • Ray Stevenson • Greg Thogersen •