Experience the Joy of a Giving Circle

At Community Purse, we understand that women want to make a difference, but have limited time and resources. Our giving circles, inspired by Christian values, provide a way to multiply a single donation and connect women with nonprofits to improve the lives of vulnerable people.

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Discover a group of women invested in empowering nonprofits and improving their communities.

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Imagine how great it would be to launch a giving circle that you know would help the most vulnerable in your community.

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Learn more about the impact of Community Purse and find resources to enhance generosity.

Together, we are sharing blessings and improving communities.


dollars donated so far during our quarterly, one-hour meetings

3 Chapters

gathering together to support local, member-nominated, nonprofits

180 Members

are a part of something larger by pooling contributions and learning more about nonprofits in their community

“I didn’t know I could have this kind of impact by joining a giving circle!”

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News from Fox and Trove

News from Fox and Trove

Community Purse is honored to be featured in this video by Fox and Trove which shares how they will be using their recent grant awarded by our members! Check out the video to learn more: https://foxandtrove.com/pages/free-kindness-education-for-lake-county Fox and...

The Surprising Benefits of a “Mock Move”

By Carolyn B. Dun Early in my marriage, my husband and I moved with our young family four times: from Chicago to St. Louis, St. Louis to Orlando, Orlando to Dallas, and Dallas to Chicago. The moves were always work-related and it was exciting to find a new house and...

Fundraising as Ministry

By Carolyn B. Dun, Community Purse Founder   “Fundraising is first and foremost a form of ministry… Fundraising is as spiritual as giving a sermon, entering a time of prayer, visiting the sick, or feeding the hungry.” Henri J. M. Nouwen, A Spirituality of...

“Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”

1 Timothy 6:18