Apply for a Grant
We are in the process of developing our goals and grant guidelines for 2013. Please check back later for more information, or read below for information about last year’s grant guidelines.
2012 Eligibility Criteria
Organizations had to meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for a grant in 2012:
- Beneficiaries: Organizations were based in the Washington, DC metro area and served AAPI communities in the Washington, DC metro area.
- 501(c)(3) status: Organizations had 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor.
- Organizational size: In 2012, we focused on emerging organizations looking to expand their capacity and reach. Organizations had operating budgets that were less than or equal to $500,000.
What Size Grants were Available?
Unrestricted grants dollars between $500 – and $4,000 could be requested. However, the number and actual size of the grant awards were based on the number of applicants and the size of the funding resources in 2012.
Important Dates for 2012
- Announcement of RFP (Word/ PDF): July 9, 2012
- Submission deadline: August 17, 2012
- Review of grant proposal: August – October 2012
- Grant announcements at event with grantees: November 2012
- Funds awarded: January 2013
Since we started the giving circle in 2009, we have provided a total of over $25,000 in grants to the following seven nonprofit organizations:
- Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
- Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Spoken Word and Poetry Summit
- Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
- Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)
- Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co
- Emmaus Services for the Aging, Asian & Pacific Islander Senior Center
- Many Languages One Voice, DC Nail Salon Project
Other Funding Resources:
- DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA): In 2012, (OAPIA) awarded grants ranging from $17,500 to $50,000 to eight organizations that provide grassroots services to AAPI residents in the District of Columbia.
- Rainbow Dragon Fund: In 2012, this local giving circle gave grants ranging from $1,400 to $2,500 for activities or projects benefited LGBTQ AAPI individuals, organizations, or communities in the Washington, DC metro area.
- MASALA Giving Circle: The Mid-Atlantic South Asians Leveraging Assets (MASALA) Giving Circle is one of DC’s newest giving circle. It was created to leverage assets and make collective contributions to advance the work of U.S. nonprofit organizations working to empower underserved and disadvantaged South Asian communities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
- GoodSearch: This is an easy way to raise funds for your non-profit organizations. All you have to do is register with them and let your supporters know about it. Here’s how it works:
- Tell your supporters to use the Yahoo! -powered GoodSearch as their search engine and to select your organization as the recipient. GoodSearch will donate a penny to your organization every time they do a search.
- Your supporters can also shop online from more than 2,600 retailers at GoodShop. They pay the same price as as normal, but a percentage of their purchase will be donated to your organization.
- Finally, your supporters can also enroll in the GoodDining program. When they eat at over 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide, up to 6% of every dollar spent on the meal will be donated to your organization.