Impact Grant


Ceremonial awarding of the $25,000 check to Connections For Hope.

Ceremonial awarding of the $25,000 check to Connections For Hope.

The Giving Circle of HOPE invites nonprofits organizations with a strong track record of success in serving low-income, disadvantaged, or under-served populations in Northern Virginia to apply for an Impact Grant, which is separate from our Collective Grants.

With this Impact Grant, the Giving Circle’s goal is to identify and fund an initiative that is an innovative solution or an expansion of an established solution to a demonstrated need.

We also consider applications that seek to improve the long-term health of the nonprofit sector. Applications will be judged on their long-term impact on both the community and the individual served.

Candidates are encouraged to form partnerships with other nonprofit organizations in the development or implementation of a specific project or in capacity building.

The grant’s purpose still has to align with the Giving Circle of HOPE’s mission, to create change in Northern Virginia through engaged and collective philanthropy.

Learn more about the 2014 Impact Grant to the Connections for Hope Partnership.