A Fund Dedicated To Engaging Women In The Power Of Community Philanthropy

We invite you to join a diverse group of community-minded women who want to improve and enrich the lives of women and girls in Macon County. Our mission is to invest in the economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls in our community. We know that women and girls have what it takes to lead us all to a brighter future when given the resources to do so. Become a part of this extraordinary group today - the larger our circle grows, the greater the impact on our community.

The She Gave Women's Giving Circle brings together women with common interests to learn about community issues and effective philanthropy. Members of the She Said Women's Giving Circle will pool their donations and decide together to make grants that have an impact on local issues.

Members make a minimum annual contribution (or contribute a $5,000 lifetime donation) to the She Gave Women's Giving Circle. Your investment also entitles you to invitations to She Gave VIP activities and events and to cast a vote at an annual meeting to decide how the circle’s pooled funds should be granted to local organizations.

The She Gave Women's Giving Circle Fund is an endowed field-of-interest fund under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Macon County (CFMC). The CFMC provides She Gave with fund management and administration support, $50 of annual dues support administrative costs, marketing and events for the giving circle. Additionally, annually 1% of the fund balance affords She Gave with professional investment management.

An endowment is a permanent fund established where the principal remains intact and a specific percentage is distributed annually. The She Gave fund will have a 5% annual distribution to fund grants. However, in April 2024, the She Gave Women's Giving Circle will be awarding a minimum of $20,000 in area grants following a generous lead gift from the Ann Haab estate.