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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COMING TOGETHER TO TAKE GIVING FURTHER

We believe that there are countless ways to make a difference.

That’s why there’s no minimum volunteer hours, frequent meetings or other requirements unless

you choose to take on more responsibility for events and initiatives that interest you.  

If you care about Northern Virginia and helping others, then no contribution is too small.

EMPTY BOWLS

The dedication of loyal volunteers and a strong commitment from artisans and local businesses has helped to evolve this fundraiser into a stand-out community event.  Guests enjoy an array of soups from area restaurants and take home a unique artisan keepsake bowl.  As a major fundraiser for Food for Others, the Giving Circle of HOPE hosts the Empty Bowls event to raise awareness and provide community support.

GRANTS COMMITTEE

Being a grant reviewer has a transformational impact on our  members, many of whom go on to support the grantees and those they serve in myriad ways using their individual time and expertise. Experiencing this kind of commitment up close and personal changes us, as individuals and as an organization.

KIDS' CLUB

Created as a literacy program to serve transient children at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, the Kids' Club service program has evolved into a general enrichment program.  Volunteers provide supplies and snacks and meet twice a month. Members can volunteer once or come to every meeting.  Attendance is not mandatory and no long-term commitment is required.

BOOK CIRCLE

Our book circle began in 2004 and members gather every 6-8 weeks to read and discuss books that teach us more about social issues and the people we serve. These evenings are always educational and fun.  No long-term commitment is necessary; come when you can.