Giving Groups

ACT Giving Circles are groups of people united by friendship, city neighborhood or similar interests. Together, giving circles raise funds and decide which issues and charitable initiatives they want to support.

The Giving Circle of Alexandria

Founded in 2004 in partnership with ACT, The Giving Circle of Alexandria brought together more than 300 women who combined their resources and knowledge to understand and meet the needs and hopes of Alexandria’s children, youth and families. In 2016, the Giving Circle decided to disband after fulfilling its strategic commitment to the community. 

The Giving Circle of Alexandria addressed the City's high-priority issues strategically to inspire social change. While they set out to enrich the lives of others, they found their own lives enriched beyond expectation! The Giving Circle collectively donated an astonishing $560,000 to programs and playgroups that have helped children and families in Alexandria. 

For more information about the Giving Circle, visit:

Give Back Alexandria

Give Back Alexandria (Give Back), an initiative of ACT, is a network of people who are focused on giving back to our City and community in ways that encourage social networking, activism, volunteerism, and philanthropy. A key priority for Give Back is to educate and raise awareness about the current needs in Alexandria and empower the next generation of philanthropists and leaders around those issues.

Give Back hosts regular philanthropic and volunteer opportunities. To view upcoming events, click here