The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia launched its Business Women’s Giving Circle in 2014, the first group of its kind in the region comprised of women who are looking to empower girls and women of all ages through philanthropy in the Northern Virginia region.
BWGC has awarded more than $400,000 to organizations providing exciting experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Leadership and Entrepreneurship with measurable impact on the lives of over 3,000 girls and young women in Northern Virginia.
“As leaders in our communities and industries, BWGC members know how important positive experiences with science, technology, engineering and/or math are to this next generation of young women. Careers in these fields offer greater financial and job security. With women still underrepresented in most STEM professions, our focus is to give more girls opportunities to grow their confidence in these subjects. As we celebrate 5 Years of Empowering Young Women, we look forward to growing our membership to have an even greater impact in the years ahead.”
--Tanya La Force, founder of Mission Focused Consulting, and 2018-2019 chair of the BWGC
Our MissionThe mission of the Business Women’s Giving Circle is to invest in innovative programs that empower girls and young women in Northern Virginia, connect meaningfully with members and grantees, and inspire others to join the power of collective philanthropy.
Our VisionThe vision of the Business Women’s Giving Circle is a community where all young women are empowered to make a lasting impact through our legacy of collective philanthropy.
Please contact Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership.
with questions about engaging with this group.
- POSTED 07/21/2021Business Women’s Giving Circle 2021 Grant Cycle Opens
- POSTED 12/15/2020Business Women’s Giving Circle Announces $60,000 in Grants to Support Education Initiatives for Girls
- POSTED 12/16/2019Business Women’s Giving Circle Grants $69,148 to Support STEM Programs