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

Download and save the HESTIA GRANT APPLICATION.  Save the completed application and email to info@hestiacircle.org by May 1.  Please do not sumit any additional information or documents.  If you have any questions email info@hestiacircle.org or call Martha Lancaster at 231-526-2326 or Miriam Hollar at 231-330-5754.


final report form


Hestia Women's Giving Circle Resources




Current Grants Awarded