WE PUT HOPE IN ACTION
Our grants incubate promising programs that serve our community's most vulnerable members.
Potential grantees must meet a reasonable set of eligibility criteria, but as of 2021, are spared a laborious grant application and review process. Instead, we rely on the insights of our
highly motivated and informed members to direct our collective quarterly giving. This ensures that dollars are well spent
and that we’re always creating opportunities between our grantees and other funding sources.
DULLES SOUTH FOOD PANTRY
The Dulles South Food Pantry (DSFP) is a multifaith food pantry located in Loudoun County. The Pantry provides nutritious food, personal supplies and other services to those in need in Dulles South and the surrounding area regardless of income, faith, or other criteria, and strives to promote self-sufficiency. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, DSFP has seen a steady rise in number of guests served, up to about 1000 individuals monthly.
Herndon-Reston FISH is a nonsectarian organization which provides Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help to Herndon and Reston residents in short-term financial crises. FISH helps low-income families avoid eviction, keep utilities on, and finance immediate medical needs. FISH has taken on new roles and responsibilities in 2020: it was selected by Fairfax County to be a conduit for a major new federally financed program to aid residents in our communities who find themselves in financial distress as a result of Covid-19.
Culmore Clinic serves low-income adults in the Bailey’s Crossroads community, where almost 60% of residents are uninsured and 97% represent an immigrant population. Supported by a diverse group of interfaith volunteers, healthcare providers, and donors, Culmore Clinic offers compassionate medical care, counseling services, and specialty referrals. The clinic works to alleviate health disparities, offering low-cost services to patients who would not otherwise have access to any kind of medical care.
GIVING TOGETHER FOR THE GREATER GOOD
Since 2004, the Giving Circle of HOPE has awarded 159 grants to 66 local nonprofits selected, reviewed and voted on by the membership.
All donations contributed at quarterly meetings are immediately awarded to the nonprofit selected by majority vote.
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.