• Empty Bowls fundraiser will be April 28, 2017.
  • Enjoying the Member Mingle on March 2017.
  • Making cloud sand with the Josh Anderson Foundation.
  • Providing service sorting clothes for shoppers at Women Giving Back.

Empty Bowls – 10th Anniversary

Empty Bowls logo.Fight hunger in our community at the Giving Circle of HOPE’s 2017 Empty Bowls fundraiser to be held April 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Purchasing of tickets online has ended. You may buy tickets at the event.

Thank you to this year’s donors and sponsors!

HOPE in Motion: Focus on education, service and social experiences

Get involved in service and educational events that expand your mind and inspire your soul. Join in the fun and see how our investments make a difference in the lives of others.

Next up are Empty Bowls on April 28 and Becoming an Informed Philanthropist: How to Evaluate a Nonprofit’s Stability & Health on May 20.

A New Way To Membership with Monthly Contributions

We offer a great new way to make a contribution to the Giving Circle of HOPE with automatic monthly donations.

Each month 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!


5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Empty Bowls 2017 Fundraiser
Location: Floris United Methodist Church

MAY 19
Opening of Collective Grants

MAY 20
Becoming an Informed Philanthropist: How to Evaluate a Nonprofit’s Stability & Health
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: Refraction
11911 Freedom Drive, 8th floor
Reston Town Center
Parking is free in the garages on week-ends.

MAY 24
Book Circle
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: email Book Circle
Title: A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold & Andrew Solomon

Evening at Wardrobe Rescue Consignment & Boutique
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: ​134 Church St NW in ​Vienna

Briefing for Prospective Grant Applicants
Time: noon – 2 p.m.
Location: Cornerstones
11150 Sunset Hills Road in Reston

JULY 21 at 5 p.m.
Grant applications due


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.


Opportunities with our grantees