Power of the Purse

Power of the Purse (PoP) is a charitable giving circle that was formed under the Foundation in August of 2007. Founded by a group of eight, they decided to organize some of the most  positive and intelligent women to network and strengthen our community by financially investing together and giving of their time and resources.

The group has since grown and invested over $300,000 back into the community. Power of the Purse continues to focus its' efforts towards programs that benefit women and children in the community.
To create a powerful leadership network of women who strengthen our commuity through a focused investment of their time, talent and treasure.

Goals of Power of the Purse:
  • Make a difference in the community by contributing time, talents and monetary resources
  • Encourage community among ourselves and those we serve
  • Educate and increase awareness of local needs
  • Encourage self-sufficiency and well-beling among those in need
  • Build a network that is a catalyst for positive change

Past Projects: 
  • Cozy Cabin inside The Magic City Discovery Center
  • The Sanctuary, Sober Living Home for Women
  • Book Drive for YWCA, DVCC & MAHC
  • Christmas Gift Drive for DVCC
  • Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports - Wheelchair Challenge
  • Independence Inc. - Wings for All
  • Full Steam Ahead - After School Enrichment Program
  • Minot Commission on  Aging - Meals on Wheels
  • Magic City Blessing Bank - Personal Care Items
  • Souris Valley Unted Way - Backpack Buddies Program
  • iCan Bike Summer Camp Program - Anne Carlsen Center & Pathfinders
  • Interior of the Children's Discovery Barn at the Roosevelt Park Zoo
  • Children's Playroom at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center
  • Magic Smiles Playground at Oak Park
  • Scholarships for single women at Minot State University


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Power of the Purse Bus Pass Challenge

Minot Area Community Foundation’s Power of the Purse launches Bus Pass Challenge   The Minot Area Community Foundation’s Power of the Purse Giving Circle has launched a Bus Pass Challenge to help get bus passes into the hands

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