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Last days to apply for this year’s grants!

October 28, 2015

You have two more days–until Friday, October 30–to apply for this year’s grants! We look forward to reading about the many fantastic organizations serving the AAPI communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

In addition, we would like to let you know about a great job opportunity at the Asian American Homeownership Counseling, Inc. (AAHC), which was one of our grantees in 2013. They are looking for a full-time bilingual housing counselor.

We have extended the deadline for this year’s applications to Friday, October 30!

October 20, 2015

Thank you to all of the organizations that have already applied! In addition, as announced at tonight’s AAPIP Metro DC event (see some photos below), we are extending our application deadline to Friday, October 30 at 11:59 PM ET. We are also allowing applications from organizations that have previously received one grant from us.

For more information, visit the Apply for a Grant page. You can also download the updated grant application here as a Word document or as a PDF. Please let us know if you have any questions, and apply today!

At tonight’s AAPIP Metro DC event at the Case Foundation, Rosie Abriam (in yellow) and Surjeet Ahluwalia (in white) shared 7 traits of phenomenal nonprofit leaders. This panel was moderated by Hanh Le. Rosie and Surheet also received AAPIP’s “25 Leaders in Action” award. Congratulations!!

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One week to go for your applications for this year’s grants!

October 9, 2015

A week from today–Friday, October 16–is the last day to submit your applications for this year’s grants! Email us at dcgivingcircle@gmail.com if you have any questions. (Note: We have now extended our deadline to Friday, October 30!) Otherwise, we look forward to reading your application and learning more about the exciting work that you’re doing with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the Washington, DC metro area.

Also coming up on Tuesday, October 20 is a great event being organized by AAPIP and featuring two members of our giving circle, Hanh Le and Rosie Abriam. Learn about traits of phenomenal nonprofit leaders by RSVPing at https://2015aapipmetrodcfallevent.eventbrite.com/.

Updated on October 20, 2015 to reflect the extension of our deadline to Friday, October 30. For more information on this change, click here.

Three more weeks to apply for this year’s grants!

September 28, 2015

You have three more weeks–until Friday, October 16–to apply for an unrestricted grant from us! (Note: We have now extended our deadline to Friday, October 30!)

These grants are open to nonprofit organizations that serve members of the AAPI communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. If this description fits your organization, then read more about our criteria at dcgivingcircle.wordpress.com/apply/, and download the short grant application here as a Word document or as a PDF.

If you have any questions, email us at dcgivingcircle@gmail.com.

P.S. Check out this recent Washington Post profile of Dana Tai Soon Burgess! He’s the founder of one of our past grantees, Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. The Washington Post also reviewed their new program, “Fluency in Four,” which was at the Kennedy Center.

Updated on October 20, 2015 to reflect the extension of our deadline to Friday, October 30. For more information on this change, click here.

Apply for a grant from the Cherry Blossom Giving Circle!

September 8, 2015

We are excited to announce that, in 2015, the Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is again offering nonprofit organizations that serve members of the AAPI communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area the opportunity to apply for unrestricted grants between $500 and $4,000!

We’ve simplified the application this year, so we hope that it will be easier for you to apply for a grant. Read more at dcgivingcircle.wordpress.com/apply/, or download the grant application here as a Word document or as a PDF.

Organizations have to meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for a grant:

  • From question 2 on the application (Word/ PDF):
    • Your organization has 501(c)(3) status or your organization has a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status.
    • Your organizations or your project has a budget under $500,000.
    • Your organization or project is one that we have not previously funded or that we have funded only one time before.
  • From question 3 on the application (Word/ PDF):
    • Your organization or project serves members of AAPI communities who live, work, or study in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
    • The activities of your organization or project help promote positive change and help improve the lives of members of AAPI communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and the requested grant funds (which may be for general operational support) will be used towards those efforts.
    • Your organization is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, October 16 Friday, October 30. If you have questions, email us at dcgivingcircle@gmail.com.

Updated on October 20, 2015 to reflect the extension of our deadline to Friday, October 30 and a change in our criteria. For more information on these changes, click here.

Be sure to check out OAPIA’s capacity building grant

March 11, 2015

OAPIA recently announced its Request for Applications for the FY2015 Asian American and Pacific Islander Capacity Building Grant.

This grant funding is for efforts that would increase the linguistic and cultural capacity of qualified community-based organizations seeking to provide direct services to low-income limited English proficient/ non-English proficient AAPI residents and merchants. Such services would increase these populations’ capacity for independence into the general community in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning and Leadership Development
  • Fundraising and Financial Management
  • Internal Operations
  • Communications and Advocacy.
OAPIA will be available for meetings with grant applicants to discuss potential proposals on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 and Wednesday, March 18, 2015 during 30-minute blocks between the hours of 8:00 am – 12:00 at OAPIA (441 4th Street, NW, #721N; Washington, DC 20001). Sign up at http://doodle.com/ipkupzyb7symeqz2 for a meeting, which will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The deadline for submission of grant applications is Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 12:00 noon EST.

Congratulations to our 2014 grantees!

March 2, 2015

Congratulations again to our 2014 grantees! We celebrated the Lunar New Year last Thursday with our grantees and got to learn some more about their fantastic organizations!

Jacinta Ma, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Jacinta Ma told us why she joined the board of the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), including their important work with residents in low-income housing in Chinatown and with women who have been trafficked.

Jane Pan, Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington DC
Next, Jane Pan reminded us that, even though Hepatitis B is both preventable and treatable, too many Asian Pacific Americans–about 1 in 12–live with it. Her organization, the Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington DC, offers education, screening, and vaccines. Be sure to check our their 5th Annual Benefit Gala & Award Dinner on May 31 at the China Garden Restaurant in Rosslyn!

Tuan Duong, Mid-Atlantic Union of Vietnamese Student Association

Finally, Tuan Duong told us that Mid- Atlantic Union of Vietnamese Student Associations (MAUVSA) helps develop student leaders at 9 mid-Atlantic colleges and universities and provides them a forum to learn from and support one another. MAUVSA’s upcoming conference also provides students an opportunity to attend workshops and network with alumni in various fields.

 

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