2016 Picnic for the Giving Circle of HOPE.

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.

If you are an exceptional nonprofit organization serving Northern Virginians and seeking funding for programs or capacity building, visit our Grants section. Members and nonprofit organizations alike can benefit from our experience as long-time supporters and partners of local nonprofits and our involvement and leadership in national collective giving organizations.

The Path Toward Tomorrow: Fairfax County Human Services Needs Assessment and the Giving Circle of HOPE Response

Path Toward Tomorrow: 2016 Educational EventThe Giving Circle of HOPE is hosting three free programs on human service needs in the community discovered during the County’s Human Services Needs Survey and Assessment. Representatives from Fairfax County Human Services will highlight areas of need identified in the assessment and a member of the Giving Circle of HOPE’s Guiding Circle will share what the Giving Circle is and can do to help local nonprofits in their work with struggling residents. Join us at either the Vienna, Herndon, or Reston program.

10th Anniversary of the Break The Cycle Endowment

What a great way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this endowment! Two local nonprofits received $1,500 each in August. One was Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead (GIRL); the other Space Of Her Own (SOHO). Guiding Circle members enjoyed marking the occasion with each organization individually. Read all about it on our blog and subscribe to receive entries to your email!

The Giving Circle of HOPE member survey for 2016

Pencils.Thank you for participating! Your responses have been tabulated and analyzed. The Guiding Circle has reviewed the results and is acting on what we learned.


September 29 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wine Tasting at Vienna Vintner
233 Maple Avenue E., Vienna, VA

October 5 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Educational Event-The Path Toward Tomorrow
Introduction by Virginia Delegate Ken Plum
Lake Anne Rose Gallery, RCC,
1609 Washington Plaza N., Reston, VA 20190

October 6 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
First Grant Review Meeting

October 11 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Guiding Circle + Committee Chairs Meeting

October 12 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Second Grant Review Meeting

October 17 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Third Grant Review Meeting

October 26 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Book Circle-Life Reimagined: The Science, Art and Opportunity of Midlife
by Barbara Bradley Haggerty.

November 8 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Guiding Circle + Committee Chairs Meeting

November 17 from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Vote on 2017 Grantees & Celebrate Crossing $1M in Grants Awarded
at Refraction (in Reston Town Center)
11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 850
Reston, VA 20190

November 18 – 23
Announcement of Grant Awardees

Calendar of Events


Opportunities with our grantees