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.

what we do

What is Community Purse?

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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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Together, we are sharing blessings and improving communities.


donated so far during our quarterly, one-hour meetings

4 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!”

What’s Happening

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Doing Good During the Pandemic

Doing Good During the Pandemic

By Carolyn Dun Do you wonder where discarded items often go? Landfill. A newer nonprofit in Illinois has a unique proposition that redistributes goods from donors to the nonprofits that need them. GiveNKind offers a way to collect and warehouse gently used individual...

Community Purse to Use Donations

Community Purse to Use Donations

Becky Weber | March 18, 2020 Community Purse Jefferson County Chapter received the February “Round Up” grant from Lake Mills Market. “I am thrilled we have the funds available to support all 17 of our (member-nominated) charities,” said Laura Pennington, Chapter...

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

1 Timothy 6:18