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The Business Women's Giving Circle brings together successful women who want to have an impact on the women and girls in their community.  Launched in 2014 by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, the Business Women's Giving Circle supports programs and organizations that promote innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and inventive opportunities for girls and young women.

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2017 Grantees Announced

In December 2017 the BWGC awarded a total of $53,000 in grants to five nonprofit organizations and schools that provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Leadership and Entrepreneurship programs to girls and young women in Northern Virginia. To-date the BWGC has awarded $178,000 in grants. Learn more about the 2017 grantees. 

Upcoming Events

2018 BWGC Grantee Celebration
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

Join BWGC members and guests to celebrate our newest grantees!

BWGC At Gala
View a slideshow of photos from Business Women's Giving Circle events.

BWGC members are accomplished leaders drawn together by a passion to empower girls and women of all ages through philanthropy in the Northern Virginia region.  They also enjoy making professional and  personal connections with other giving circle members from many industries and diverse backgrounds.

We invite you to join us!

...If you want to make a difference in the life of another woman or girl,

...If you want to meet passionate, dynamic and caring women like yourself,

...If you want to leave a lasting legacy,

Then, we would love for you to be a part of the Business Women's Giving Circle.  Join NOW!

What We Have Accomplished

In four years we have awarded $178,000 to organizations offering exciting opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Leadership and Entrepreneurship to girls in Northern Virginia. We are delighted that our funding serves hundreds of girls through these worthwhile 201420152016, and 2017 grantees.

For more information about the Business Women's Giving Circle, please contact Sari Raskin at (703) 879-7641 or

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