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Press Release: 2024 Hestia Grant Cycle

Hestia Women’s Giving Circle

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2024

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Hestia Women’s Giving Circle Announces Funding Availability


Are you part of an organization in Emmet or Charlevoix County seeking funding for a project that will make a positive difference in the lives of local women or girls? The Hestia Women’s Giving Circle is welcoming applications for its annual grant cycle. Application deadline is May 1, 2024. Grants will be announced by May 31 and awarded in mid-June 2024.


The Giving Circle is a donor-advised fund of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation ( Organizations applying for grants must have 501(c)3 non-profit status, be a school or government agency, or have a fiscal agent with non-profit status. Potential applicants should go to, then select the Grants page to access the online application.


The Hestia Women’s Giving Circle was formed in 2005 with the mission to promote the economic self-sufficiency and well-being of women and girls in Emmet and Charlevoix counties. The Circle is named for the Greek goddess Hestia, who expresses her love and concern for others through thoughtful acts. The Giving Circle provides an opportunity for women to pool their donations to make a significant impact locally, and to educate themselves about issues facing women and girls in our community. Anyone interested in learning more about the Circle please visit the website at


Since Hestia’s founding, grants totaling almost $750,000 have been awarded to a variety of projects specifically geared to women and girls. Past recipient organizations include Crooked Tree Arts Center, Planned Parenthood of Northern Michigan, Women’s Resource Center, PoWer Book Bags, Northmen Den Youth Pantry, Great Start Collaborative & Parent Coalition, Beaver Island Historical Society, Good Neighbors Food Pantry, Michigan Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Good Hart Artist Residency, and many others.


In 2024 The Hestia Giving Circle anticipates awarding $72,000 in funds. The group is especially interested in supporting projects with creative approaches to existing issues, as well as smaller organizations that may have limited access to other sources of funding.


For more information about grant making or becoming a member of the Hestia Women’s Giving Circle, please send an email to


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