• Meet & Mingle at Wardrobe Rescue. Photography by Laura Magane Goyer.
  • We received the Chairman's Award from the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia in May 2017.
  • Meet & Mingle at Not Your Average Joe's.

2017 Collective Grants

The deadline for submitting a grant funding application has passed. We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you to those who submitted an application.

Currently, we are making the initial review of these for completeness of the application, etc. The next milestone is August 31 when we will email notification to applicants deemed ineligible for the next step in the process. Read about our collective grant process.


Membership

Join our dynamic group to make a difference by strategically investing your philanthropic dollars in Northern Virginia and learning about needs in your local community. Members contribute time, talents, and money and collectively decide how to use them to create positive change. We make it easy to be engaged in the community. Each member is valued, welcomed, nurtured, and given opportunities to GIVE, SERVE, LEARN, and LEAD.


A New Way To Membership with Monthly Contributions

Make a contribution to the Giving Circle of HOPE with automatic monthly donations. The amount you specify will be charged automatically to the credit card you provide. This option allows you to contribute throughout the year. It also gives us a better sense of the number of grants we will be able to support earlier in the grant review process. Before you know it, you’ll be a full voting member!


Volunteer

AUGUST 5 with A Simple Gesture – Reston
This is a door-to-door food collection program. Donors receive a really cool, green bag, which they fill with non-perishable food items. Volunteers are needed to pick up the bags from donors and/or unload the food and stock shelves. Please contact A Simple Gesture to volunteer.

Opportunities with our grantees

Events

AUGUST 2
Book Circle
Title: Hillbilly Elegy:A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Bloomquists
11136 Rich Meadow Drive in Great Falls

SEPTEMBER 13
Grants Sub-Circle Orientation
Morning Session 10 a.m. – noon OR
Evening Session 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Locations: Call 703-665-9334 or email grants@givingcircleofhope.org

SEPTEMBER 27
Book Circle
Title: Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Morrises
2401 Stryker Avenue in Vienna

SEPTEMBER 28
Grants Sub-Circle Review Meeting
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Cornerstones at 11150 Sunset Hills Road in Reston

OCTOBER 4
Grants Sub-Circle Review Meeting
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Cornerstones at 11150 Sunset Hills Road in Reston

OCTOBER 10
Grants Sub-Circle Review Meeting
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Cornerstones at 11150 Sunset Hills Road in Reston

NOVEMBER 9
The Big Give Celebration
Time and location: To be determined