Mission, Goals & Core Values


Members at work.

Our mission

The Giving Circle of HOPE creates positive change in Northern Virginia through engaged and collective philanthropy.


Our Goals
  • To make a difference in the community by contributing time, talents and monetary resources
  • To encourage community among ourselves and those we serve
  • To educate and increase awareness of local needs
  • To encourage self-sufficiency and well-being among those in need
  • To promote volunteerism and effective philanthropy
  • To build a network that is a catalyst for positive change
  • To understand philanthropy as caring for, nourishing, developing, and enhancing “what it is to be human” on both the benefactors and the beneficiaries

Our Core Values
  • We are generous with our capital, our service and our skills
  • We respect our members, partners and the people we serve
  • We strive for excellence in all we do
  • We are welcoming, inclusive and compassionate
  • We inspire others to give, act, feel, learn
  • We are collaborative and value partnerships
  • We are member-driven
  • We are ethical, efficient and resourceful
  • We are visionaries and willing to lead
  • We exist to make a positive difference in our community