Hope Garden Foundation, Inc.

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Click here to see our 20th anniversary video! 


Hope Garden Ballet Academy  celebrated 20 years in 2018!! It was a milestone!  20 years ago, Mme Ichijo began with 3 students in a Health and Fitness studio, and now we boast international students, competition and scholarship winners, classically trained dancers and professionals, and good citizens, all in the charming town of Poolesville. For more about Mme Ichijo see the staff page

Respecting this milestone, we have launched "Hope Garden Foundation, Inc." to support dancers and students who can not afford the expenses of ballet training.   A 501(c)3, this is a non-profit foundation to provide summer scholarships, toe shoes, training, and enrichment activities among other ballet related charities.  HGF is new, so no students nor dancers have yet been awarded. They will of course need to apply to demonstrate financial need and aptitude. There will be a clear process for application to the HGF committee. Absolutely no funds can benefit the HGBA nor HGCBT, but must always maintain an "arms length".

We feel that Ballet is life!  See Donation button below if you want to contribute. Checks may also be made out to Hope Garden Foundation, and  may be mailed to 19710-E Fisher Ave., Poolesville, MD20837.

On Oct. 6th, we celebrated 20 years, and the launch of the new Foundation,  at Aix-La-Chapelle Farm in Poolesville, with a black tie event, at this fabulous venue.  You may make online donations below.  Click on Logo above for more information. 


Hope Garden Foundation ("HGF") is a Maryland nonprofit corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund, Inc. (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3).  Contributions to HGF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.