WHERE DOING GOOD ACHIEVES GREAT RESULTS
Become a part of the Grants Committee as many of our members feel it is the most impactful way to participate in the work of the Giving Circle of HOPE. Experiencing this kind of commitment up close and personal changes us, as individuals and as an organization.
WHAT PAST REVIEWERS HAVE TO SAY...
Serving as a grants reviewer is a wonderful way for me to connect with our community and gain better awareness of the vast number and kinds of services available throughout Northern Virginia. A highlight of my year!
Participating on the GCH grants committee these past two years has given me a window into Northern Virginia's rapidly-changing community, and many new and creative ways that community-based nonprofits are responding to these changing needs.
Two years ago I began my very meaningful English language tutoring after connecting with one of the GCH’s grant recipients.
Being a grant reviewer has helped me to find out about so many different organizations providing worthwhile and needed services to those in need and provided volunteer opportunities as well.
We welcome both returning and new reviewers to participate in our 2020-21 grant cycle. The grant application and review tools are both now online. Return reviewers are valued for the insights and experience they bring to the process and their mentoring of new reviewers. First time reviewers have an opportunity to build community with other Giving Circle members while gaining an in-depth view of the collective grant process and the needs in Northern Virginia.
As a member of the Grants Committee, you will be part of a team reviewing, discussing, ranking and scoring select grant applications including making an on-site visit to one prospective grantee. Scores from all Committee teams are then presented to the full membership for voting and selection of 2021 grantees.
Members who volunteer for the Grants Committee receive an orientation and review templates and are fully supported by the Grants Chairs. Past reviewers also make great mentors! It’s one of the most impactful ways to get involved in the Giving Circle of HOPE.
2020-21 KEY DATES
If you have any questions about the Grants Review process or are interested in joining the Grants Committee, please fill out the contact form below and one of our Grants Chairs will respond.