We fund worthy projects that have the potential to
generate powerful positive change for Northern Virginia.
WE PUT HOPE IN ACTION
Our grants incubate promising programs that serve our community's most vulnerable members.
Our granting process adheres to strict standards as well as the insights of our
highly motivated and informed members. This ensures that dollars are well spent
and that we’re always creating opportunities between our grantees and other funding sources.
GIVING TOGETHER FOR THE GREATER GOOD
Since 2004, the Giving Circle of HOPE has awarded 156 grants to 65 local nonprofits selected, reviewed and voted on by the membership.
All donations contributed each year are awarded within the current grant cycle.
2019 GRANT SEASON
The 2019 Grant Season kicked off on Friday, May 17 and applications from eligible nonprofits were accepted through Friday, July 19 at 5 PM. The Giving Circle of HOPE will award project and capacity-building grants to local nonprofits in two mission critical areas:
Health, Mental Health and Aging
Grant requests may be up to $7,000 with the total budget of the project or capacity-building grant not exceeding $70,000. Applicant's Total Organization Financial Budget, excluding in-kind services, must be equal to or less than $1 million.
To learn more about the nonprofits that Giving Circle of HOPE members will be voting on, please download the following document which highlights their work and also provides an opportunity to learn more from their respective websites.
BREAK THE CYCLE ENDOWMENT FUND
We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's fund...Rosie Riveters & She Rocks the World!
Rosie Riveters provides a fun space for girls ages 4-14 to imagine, create and play while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Their goal is to equip and empower girls to be strong, confident and competent in the fields of STEM through hands-on projects and mentorship programs.
By sharing relevant, stimulating content, conducting hands-on experiments and introducing role models from various fields, Rosie Riveters strives to encourage girls to engage with STEM and see possibilities for their future careers.
She Rocks the World has the vision to create a global network of girl thought leaders, supporting each other, by fearlessly using their own voices to positively impact our world.
What makes this program different is that the experiences are created by teenage girls for teenage girls. Their approach is to increase a girl’s emotional intelligence through experiences and connections. When teenage girls are exposed to positive, supportive, yet challenging environments they will step out of their comfort zone, take risks, explore and thrive.