Grapevine 2022 Year in Review

Dec 30, 2022

As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back at what we’ve all accomplished together and the impact we’ve collectively made this year.

We’re excited to share our big moments from 2022, and to provide a glimpse into what is coming up in 2023.

2022 Review

Grapevine Total Impact to Date

  • $20 million donated
  • 2,100+ Nonprofits supported
  • 40,000+ Grapevine members
  • 800+ Giving Circles on Grapevine

2022 Product Update Highlights

  • Upcoming Events & RSVPs
  • Nominate and Vote on Nonprofits
  • Redesigned Picking Nonprofits for a Donation Cycle
  • Founding Member Certificates
  • Referral & Invite Features with Subscription Credits
  • Member-to-Member Connections & Messaging

More 2022 Highlights

Partnership Highlights

We launched a Giving Circle Coaches program with our partner, Philanthropy Together and many of our incredible community members.

We kicked off an exciting partnership with The States Project, with a plan to expand the Grapevine platform to be able to onboard their network of 80+ giving circles (this would turn into over 300 circles with over $2M in donations in 2022!).

We joined our friends at the 100 Who Care Alliance for their conference in Nashville! We met many Grapevine community members for the first time, passed out new swag, participated in panels, and hosted a dinner for our community members.

The Grapevine Giving Circles Network

We launched our first giving circle without a community leader to initiate it - Cleveland Women in Business for Good. This began an exciting new approach to growing the movement where we help to jumpstart new groups and then invite founding members and community leaders to take them forward as part of The Grapevine Giving Circles Network.

Giving Circles on the TED Stage

The giving circle movement hit the mainstage! Our partner, Sara Lomelin at Philanthropy Together, gave a TED Talk on the importance of giving circles. This signified a special moment for us all to recognize the power of our collective work (read more and watch the video here).

Grapevine Giving Foundation

We’re closing out this year by officially transitioning to the newly launched Grapevine Giving Foundation (GGF) to better support our community and facilitate even more funding & opportunities for the movement. We’re excited to expand our work with all of our great partners through GGF.

How we plan to take on 2023

  • Growing our team & expanding our community!
  • Rolling out new product features, including –
    • Adding more payment options including PayPal and ApplePay
    • Facilitating more 1-1 interactions with members
    • Giving nonprofits more opportunities to interact with members
    • Increasing transparency around where funds are in the granting process
  • Supporting giving circle leaders to get started & grow – continuing to provide donation matching funds and support to our leaders in growing and engaging their groups.

Expanding the giving circle movement through partnerships – keep an eye on our channels for exciting updates and ways your organization can get involved.

To achieve all that we’re hoping for in the new year, we’d love your help!

We’re looking to connect with companies that want to build culture and community with their teams through giving back. Does that sound like your company or one you know? We’d love to connect to learn more and see how we might help. Please be in touch with us at

Want to join a giving circle or start one of your own? Click below to join or start your giving circle on Grapevine today!

Happy new year from our team!

The Grapevine team celebrating the holidays together by making gingerbread houses! We hope you found some holiday fun, too!

Sending a special thanks to our biggest Grapevine supporters and partners over the past year, including:

Sara Lomelin & Isis Krause @ Philanthropy Together and the entire Philanthropy Together Braintrust community, Laurie Richter, Traci Richards, Emily Schneller, Sally Wiarda, Kim Tarnopolski, and Colette Robicheau @ 100 Who Care Alliance, Melissa Walker, Nasrene Haj, and Mandara Meyers @ The States Project, Joy Webb @ Community Investment Network, Susan Benford and Maggie Glasgow @ Philanos, Hali Lee @ Asian Womens Giving Circle, Michael Pace @ Social Good Fund, Eli Marsh and Linda Wagner @ Chicago Foundation for Women, Ami Dar and Matthew Schwartz @ Idealist, Hannah Yang @ TheShareWay, Aisha Alexander-Young @ GivingGap, Iara Peng @ JustFund, Michael Thatcher @ Charity Navigator, Jina Heverley and Megan Bell @ Giving Compass, Scott Jackson @ Global Impact, Dante Plush and Asha Curran @ GivingTuesday, Sarah Shannon and Melissa Pawlak @ Brooklyn Community Foundation, Danielle Meshorer @ Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Mitch Stein @ ThePond, Tony Martin and Michael Layton @ Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Mesh Lakhani @ Founder Stories Podcast, Lori Kranczer @ Positive Impact Philanthropy Podcast, Mallory Erickson @ What the Fundraising Podcast, Christopher Garrels @ Gibson Dunn, Miriam Rivera @ Ulu Ventures, Matt Hayes @ PJC, Alex Lines @ Notation Capital, Eric Klose @ Ground Squirrel Ventures, Kelly Miller and Michael Nogen @ Overton Capital, Riley Rodgers @ Valia Ventures, Matt Yalowitz and Nakul Patel @ Diagram Capital, Geng Wang @ CivicChamps, JD Beebe @ ThankView/Evertrue, Dave Heath @ Bombas, Alex Chung @ GIPHY, Lynn Taliento @ McKinsey Social Impact, Stefan Nandzik, Eric Cantor, Paul Sawaya, Jason Yeh, Gaingels, Danielle Schiffman, Jonah Nigh, Clive Chang, Steve Schlafman, Stephanie Silverline, Jessan Hutchision-Quillian, Emily Schaefer, Chloe Moon, Jay Love, Bridget Conway-Taylor @ Black Trans Lives Thrive, Corinn Ploessl @ Madison Professional Women for Good, Lisa LaTrovato @ Fifty Fabulous Women, Zenaida Cranford @ Fayetteville Women for Good, Lynne Kelleher @ 100 Women Who Care Bucks County, and all of our Giving Circle Coaches, Leaders, and Members who are active parts of our community and especially those who have volunteered their time and expertise to speak at events, mentor others, share learnings in peer cohorts, provide feedback in our Kitchen Cabinet, and more. And anyone else we may have missed on this list, of which we’re sure there are many, thank you!