Giving & Investing

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How to Get Involved Throughout the Year

We want our members to have options for how they want to be involved. Different times of the year may be better than others to invest, connect, and inspire.

Join a Committee

We have multiple committees that are all member driven to create the opportunity to invest, connect, and inspire our community and grantees.
  • Steering Committee
  • Grants and Capacity Building & Engagement Committee
  • Membership & Communications Committee
  • Network and Education Committee
Join our Annual Planning meeting and be involved in setting the agenda for the year and learning more about each committee and where you may want to engage.

Join the Grants Committee & Pitch Week

Applications that pass our initial screening will move on to our Grants Committee, which will review applications in the month of October. In early November, the Grants Committee meets to evaluate applications and determine semi-finalists who are then asked to pitch later in November.

In November, we hear pitches from our semifinalist grant applicants to develop the slate of grant winners. Each semifinalist presents, or “pitches” their program, and then addresses questions from BWGC members. After the pitches have concluded, the assembled members deliberate, document feedback for the presenter, and develop a recommended slate of grantees which is later presented to the full membership for approval. All BWGC Members will have the opportunity to vote on the slate of grantee finalists.

Timeline for the Grants Process

Late July

Application period opens

End of September

Application period closes


Applications reviewed

Early November

Grants Committee Evaluation

Mid November

Semi-Finalists Pitch to Members

Early December

Grant Recipients are announced

Volunteer with Our Grantees

Many of our grantees have one off volunteer needs, seek mentors for their participants, and several are interested in interviewing BWGC Members for potential Board Positions. Here is a snapshot of each of our grantees and their volunteer opportunities.

2023 Grantee Opportunities 

Boolean Girl Inc.

Boolean Girl’s Saturday STEM Clubhouse
Serving Arlington County

SM Final Logo 2021 Sustainability Matters
Serving Fairfax County
yearup Year Up National Capital Region
Talent for Tomorrow Alliance
Serving All of Northern Virginia

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Contact the BWGC Volunteer-led Steering Committee
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