Women of Impact is a women’s giving circle in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Women of Impact was founded in 2012 by a small group of local Battle Creek-area women who saw the power of collective giving.
Our quarterly meetings are open to anyone who wants to make an impact in the greater Battle Creek area. Since 2012, our incredible Women of Impact have donated over $117,000 to over 25 non-profit organizations in our community.
Women of Impact is a network of diverse, committed women with a shared passion and dedication for making a difference, giving back and creating real change by strengthening and improving the life conditions of women, youth, children and families in the Greater Battle Creek area.
We accomplish our mission by:
- Pooling the charitable gifts of our members to fund programs and services on a quarterly basis to improve life conditions of women, girls, children and families in Battle Creek.
- Acting as connectors, building relationships and engaging women donors interested in issues that impact life conditions in Battle Creek.
- Building the power of collective women’s philanthropy
- Promoting diversity and inclusion
- Connecting with the nonprofit sector and identifying community needs
- Foster a culture that promotes a participatory, empowering space where we as a community of women can share our knowledge, skills, talents and interests to improve life conditions of women, girls , children and families in Battle Creek.
- Promote a membership that is inclusive and welcomes all women who wish to join
- Support grantmaking opportunities that will be conducted with integrity, fiscal responsibility and respect for our community partners
- Celebrate the impact of our philanthropy and the fulfillment that it brings
- Valuing women and girls is fundamental to creating an equitable and just society
- Children and youth are our community’s most vital resource and are entitled to a standard of living adequate for healthy development; and to a quality education
- Collaboration, learning and giving are essential to our success