Reston’s Giving Circle Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2015

by Karen Goff June 24, 2015 at 11:00 am 1 Comment

Giving Circle of Hope/Photo courtesy of Giving CircleReston’s Giving Circle of HOPE has opened the grant cycle for 2015, and area non profits are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $7,000.

The Giving Circle, formed by four Reston women in 2003, has expanded greatly since then. The group gave away more than $73,000 to local groups doing good works in 2014. Since its inception the Giving Circle of HOPE has given out over $740,000 to organizations in Northern Virginia.

In order to be eligible for a grant, groups must be nonprofit; have an organizational budget of not more than $2 million; meet the Giving Circle’s mission to create positive change in Northern Virginia by directly benefiting people in need (such as low income, disadvantaged or under-served0; and serve populations in Northern Virginia.

Read more about grant eligibility and preferences on the Giving Circle’s website.

This year, the Giving Circle is introducing a pilot program for capacity building grants as well. To be eligible for a capacity building grant, groups must have a project in mind with specific with clear goals, objectives, and measurable outcomes; be located in Northern Virginia; and have a full project or CBE budget of no more than $70,000.

Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. on Aug. 14. Applications can be downloaded from www.givingcircleofhope.org or requested by e-mail at [email protected].

  • Rebecca Berntsen

    All prospective Grant applicants are invited to an Application Briefing and Luncheon from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17. This will take place at the Cornerstones’ office, 11150 Sunset Hills Rd., Suite 210, Reston, VA 20191.

    Please join us for lunch before the briefing to network with Giving Circle of HOPE members and other applicants. The briefing will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Due to space constraints, we ask that only one person from your organization attend the luncheon and briefing in person.

    Please RSVP to [email protected] by July 10, 2015. For more information visit http://www.givingcircleofhope.org.


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