To create a community of givers that give money, time and support to worthy,
well-researched and vetted nonprofits so they may provide services to those in need.
We amplify our giving by coming together and magnify the impact of the nonprofits
we support by creating greater awareness of their programs.
THE GIVING CIRCLE OF HOPE IS A COLLECTIVE GIVING ORGANIZATION.
We believe we can do greater things together than we can individually.
We believe in the power of small nonprofits
to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need.
We believe we can create a movement for social good in our community.
WHAT WE DO
Members contribute to a pooled fund and together decide which nonprofits will receive grant dollars through a rigorous vetting process that ensures dollars are well spent.
Through the power of collective giving members come together to improve their communities, engage with their neighbors and deliver a positive impact on long-term social problems.
The Giving Circle of HOPE has
awarded 159 project and
capacity-building grants to 66 local nonprofits and has invested more than $1.35 million dollars in the community.
HOW EVERYDAY GIVERS BECAME PHILANTHROPISTS
In November 2003 a Northern Virginia community came together to raise funds for a family devastated by a tragic accident. Afterward, four women decided to “do something permanent” and harness the passion and compassion of the community. The Giving Circle of HOPE was founded in January 2004.
Over the years, the Giving Circle of HOPE has become a leader in local philanthropy by making vital connections, providing resources and knowledge of the nonprofit sector, engaging in advocacy, furthering education, and awarding grants.
BE PART OF THE PEOPLE
TAKING PHILANTHROPY FURTHER
The Giving Circle of HOPE provides members with the opportunity to engage in local philanthropy on a deeper level than they could as individuals. Each voting member commits to a $400 per year donation, in quarterly installments of $100. These funds are pooled and awarded as a grant to a local nonprofit each quarter. Members determine the grant recipients through a vote at each quarterly meeting.
Members have the opportunity to nominate (and present to membership) any organization which meets our eligibility criteria, or they can simply cast a vote at each quarterly meeting.