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.

Since its founding, the BWGC has awarded more than $535,000 to organizations providing exciting experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Leadership and Entrepreneurship with measurable impact on the lives of over 3,250 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 2023 the BWGC awarded a total of $55,000 to three local nonprofits 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 $520,000, serving over 3,500 young women and girls. Learn more about grantees from 20232022202120202019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.
Tanya“We are excited by the diversity not only in the ages of the beneficiaries being served by our grantees, but also in the organizations themselves. Our 2022 grantees include a public school sponsored program, a non-profit focused on science education projects, and a program for younger adults seeking employment in STEM fields.”

Judy L. Redpath, CFP®, CPWA®, AIF®,
VISTA Wealth Strategies LLC

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.

Read the Business Women's Giving Circle 2023 Impact Report.

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