Award Winners

BWGC Grantees SteeringCommittee February 2019Business Women's Giving Circle Awards $52,500 in Fifth Year of GrantmakingThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle (BWGC) announced the winners of its fifth annual grant cycle today.  A total of $52,500 has been awarded to four 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 $230,500 in grants.

Computer Science and coding event for SU 56 1 at Providence Center in Fairfax2018 Grantee: RESETRESET: $12,500
Serving all of Northern Virginia
The grant will help to provide computer science, coding, physical science, and other STEM programs to Girl Scouts in Northern Virginia. Programs will enable Girl Scouts to achieve their STEM merit and leadership badges.

SOHO12018 Grantee: Space of Her OwnSpace of Her Own: $10,000
Serving Alexandria

The purpose of this grant is to provide fun and engaging STEM projects to vulnerable 5th grade girls in Alexandria, serving 12 girls with the SOHO-Del Ray program, and 12 with SOHO-West End. This grant will also provide STEM-related activities for up to 90 girls during grades 6-8 with the SOHO Club.

TYO.Girls.Stem2018 Grantee: TrailsforYouthTrailsforYouth.Org: $15,000
Serving Fairfax County 
Funding will support the Girls Rolling and Learning STEM (GRLS) program. This weekly club will use bicycles and physical activity to introduce and educate STEM principles to primarily at-risk girls in grades 5-8. While working on and riding bikes, girls will learn concepts such as hydraulics, ratios, resistance, balance, energy and movement all while getting exercise.


wesley housing2018 Grantee: Wesley Housing Development CorporationWesley Housing Development Corporation: $15,000
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will provide a creative outlet for low-income minority middle and high school girls to express themselves while learning advanced technological skills through filmmaking.