ABOUT US

The Giving Circle of HOPE, a 501(c)3 component fund of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, has invested more than $1.2 million dollars in the Northern Virginia community since its founding in 2004. The organization awards project and capacity building grants to local nonprofits with budgets under $1 million.

CONTACT

info@givingcircleofhope.org

P.O. Box 8832

Reston, VA 20195

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© 2019 Giving Circle of HOPE

Celebrating 15 Years of Giving Together

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 that provides financial support for grants that are selected, reviewed and voted for by members.

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.

GET INVOLVED

The Giving Circle of HOPE has a strong service and education component. A big part of our mission is to work for and with

our neighbors in need.

HOPE has strength in numbers.

Granting and creating positive change in

Northern Virginia.

15

Years

Awarded for project and capacity building community efforts.

148

Grants

Selected, reviewed and voted on by the membership.

63

Nonprofits

Over $1.200,000 of giving, fundraising and endowments.

1.2

Million

KEY DATES

7/20

GRANT REVIEWING

BEGINS

9/11-12

ORIENTATION MEETINGS

10/17

TOGETHER 

WE GIVE

11/20

GRANTS ANNOUNCED

EVERY GIVING CIRCLE OF HOPE
MEMBER IS VALUED