Giving & Investing

Business Women's Giving Circle

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Business Women's Giving Circle

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 $300,000 to organizations providing exciting experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Leadership and Entrepreneurship with measurable impact on the lives of over 2,700 girls and young women in Northern Virginia.

Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits
Joining the BWGC means connecting with successful women who want to support positive change for girls and young women in our local community. Members are accomplished leaders drawn together by a passion to empower girls and women of all ages through collective philanthropy. They also enjoy making professional and personal connections with other giving circle members from many industries and diverse backgrounds. Learn about the benefits of becoming a member.
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About BWGC

In 2019 the BWGC awarded a total of $69,148 to five local nonprofit organizations that provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs to girls and young women in Northern Virginia. To date, the BWGC has awarded and established grant funds totaling over $300,000. Learn more about grantees from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.
Tanya“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 Mission

The 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 Vision

The 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.

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