About Us

The Women’s Giving Circle of Marinette & Menominee counties is an endowed field-of-interest fund affiliated with the M&M Area Community Foundation.QUEENMARINETTE SARAH

It’s mission is:
• To support organizations that address issues of interest to women and girls, and
• To build a community of women to support and promote philanthropy in the Marinette-Menominee area.

The Women’s Giving Circle was created in the spring of 2008 following a $60,000 contribution from an anonymous donor. Her request was that the funds be used for projects of interest to women and girls in Marinette and Menominee counties. The endowed fund now exceeds $233,000. We continue to work together as a group to respect our benefactor’s wishes and have granted over $32,000 to worthy organizations serving women and girls!

Membership to the WGC is open to everyone and a lifetime membership is only $25. To become a member, simply complete the membership form [link to form] and mail it along with your membership fee to the M&M Community Foundation.

2015 Women’s Giving Circle Grant Recipients

Abundant Life Mission
Growing Hope: Girls Rooted in Hope
Fighting Homelessness: Women’s Wardrobes

Greater M&M YMCA
Heart & Sole Sisters

Marinette Recreation Department
Respite Summer Supervised Playgrounds

NWTC Educational Foundation
Scholarship Fund

Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Service
Transportation & Communication for Working Women

Previous Women’s Giving Circle Grant Recipients
Bay Area Pregnancy Service
Community Wellness Partnership of Marinette-Oconto Counties
City of Marinette Recreation Department
DAR Boys & Girls Club
Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
Greater M&M YMCA
Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce
Menominee Animal Shelter
River Cities Habitat for Humanity
NWTC Educational Foundation
Pinecrest Medical Care Facility
Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Service
Respite Care of M & M Counties
St. Anthony’s Women’s Studies
UW-Marinette Women’s Studies