Insight Report: Community Experience

Building Resilient Communities

During 2020 and 2021, Full Circle Fund (FCF) marked 20 years of community engagement. What started as an informal circle of friends who wanted to create a new model to give back to the community—in time, talent, and funding—has evolved into a network of passionate professionals working with local nonprofits focused on economic opportunity, education, environment and energy, and health.

While we were not able to gather in-person to celebrate the 20th anniversary, we are grateful to the supporters who contributed to our Anniversary Campaign. Check out our new Insights Report: Community Experience for a complete list of donors and project highlights. In addition, we appreciate the tireless work of our volunteer Members, nonprofit Grant Partners, and the FCF team and board who completed this work--all working remotely during this unprecedented year.

The FCF model is unique. While some grantmakers provide funding and other organizations provide volunteers, FCF provides both. As we look to the next two decades, our goal is to grow our impact and scale our programs so that we can connect more nonprofits with more professionals to build more resilient communities. And, hopefully, celebrate together in person soon.


After the projects are completed, Members and Grant Partners are invited to complete a survey to help FCF evaluate and improve our program design and impact.


of Members reported that they understand the needs of the Bay Area nonprofit sector compared to 35% before the program.


of Members reported that they know how to apply their professional skills to support nonprofits.


of Members reported that they have formed new relationships.


of Members reported that when considering their long-term career plans, the opportunity to engage in social impact activities as part of their professional role is important or very important.


of Members reported that the FCF project gave me important professional and personal skills.


of Members reported development of new professional and/or personal relationships.


of Grant Partners increased its capacity to fulfill its mission as a result of this program.


of Grant Partners formed new relationships that will help my organization succeed in its mission.


My time and energy spent at FCF has resulted in the development of some deep and meaningful professional and/or personal relationships.


My time and energy spent at FCF has provided me with important professional and personal skills.