Hestia Women's Giving Circle

The Hestia Women's Giving Circle is a group of women from Emmet and Charlevoix Counties whose mission is to “promote the economic self-sufficiency and well-being of women and girls.” The group strives to educate its members and the general public about community needs and encourages women and girls to engage in active philanthropy. Giving circle members contribute annually to a donor advised fund held at the community foundation. Each year, the giving circle distributes grants from the proceeds of the fund to qualifying organizations.  This year, the Hestia Women's Giving Circle group anticipates awarding approximately $40,000.00 in grants.

The Hestia grant application deadline is May 1.  If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be moved to the next business day.

How to apply

Complete the grant application.  If you have any questions, please contact Martha Lancaster at 231-526-2326.



final report form


Hestia Women's Giving Circle Resources


Spring 2019 News/Post Card


Current Grants Awarded