Giving Together. Achieving More.
Your donations and investments in philanthropy matter to you…
We help make sure they make the positive impact you expect.
Everyone likes the idea that giving back to the community will make a meaningful difference, but it often comes with uncertainty.
Which philanthropies truly align with your expectations? Will the donation be spent on benefits to the community? Is the organization efficient with resources or will my support not be enough to see results?
This is where informed philanthropy and the Giving Circle of HOPE step in.
We focus on local programs that often fly under the radar of larger organizations, but serve important roles in our community. They know what needs doing and what kind of support they need… and we help them get it. Together, Giving Circle of HOPE members work cooperatively to evaluate social justice, equity, community engagement and other philanthropic benefits so that everyone has a say in how we can best pitch in towards positive progress.
It’s more democratic than typical fundraising or volunteerism and it strengthens communities from the inside out – allowing donors to connect with each other and their local nonprofits to be the difference… and see the difference.
Giving circles give donors equal voice in deciding where their
charitable contributions go and donors connect with one another and with their community.
Be great at doing good.
For caring people who want a say in how their money is given to those in need,
the Giving Circle of HOPE relies on the guidance of its members
to decide which nonprofits can do the most good in our community and
provides meaningful volunteer opportunities to fuel their efforts.
WHO WE ARE
An all-volunteer organization whose members contribute to a fund providing financial support for small nonprofits as directed by vote of our membership
WHAT WE DO
The Giving Circle of HOPE supports projects that are highly collaborative, engage with others and provide a lasting impact on the Northern Virginia community.
HOPE has strength in numbers.
Granting and creating positive change in
Awarded for project and capacity building community efforts.
Selected, reviewed and voted on by the membership.
Over $1.350,000 of giving, fundraising and endowments.