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Masala Giving Circle Donates over $2K, Books, Toys & Other Items

On December 19, 2020, the Masala Giving Circle partnered with Dollar Dynasty to distribute toys, books, school supplies as well as other items to children in the Newtown community. 

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Giving Circles Make a Collective Impact on Local Nonprofits

Marilyn Thompson was a newcomer to the Sarasota area in 2013. Like many moving here, she knew she wanted to get involved in the community but wasn’t sure where to put her time and resources. 


Masala Giving Circle Accepting Applications

The Masala Giving Circle, a group of community-minded African American women, was established to make a positive impact on the community by presenting grants to non-profit organizations. 

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Spicy Women Come Full Circle

Masala means spicy and this group of women are certainly spicing things up in the community. Masala Giving Circle represents 69 members who all share a common thread in wanting to create positive change in African American communities through philanthropy. 

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Nearly $20K to be Awarded to Organizations 

On Wednesday, May 15, from 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., the Masala Giving Circle, a philanthropic organization of African-American women, will hold its annual grant awards ceremony at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

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Baynes: African Americans giving back

At a time when many Americans are thinking harder about racial issues and equity, members of the Marsala Giving Circle and others have been commemorating Black Philanthropy Month in August.