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Congratulations to our 2018 Grantees!

February 28, 2019

After receiving a record number of applications, we are happy to announce our grant recipients:

  • Asian Indians for Community Service – Promotes the well-being of the Asian American community through advocacy, education/training, and service to eliminate disparities and promote equity in health care in the greater Washington DC region.
  • Micro Business Network – Strengthens the membership’s commitment to a strong progressive political analysis with a focus on developing relationships between the Korean, Chinese, and Asian immigrant store owner community and the surrounding African American communities within the context of rapid-fire gentrification.
  • Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project – Mitigates the multiple cultural and linguistic barriers facing many A/PI residents who are silently grappling with issues of sexual and intimate partner violence.
  • KhushDC –  Supports a social and educational group for South Asian LGBTQ people in the DMV area for people to find one another and build relationships.
  • Vietnamese American Services – Serves Vietnamese Americans by addressing existing and emerging needs of this underserved population in the Washington Metropolitan Area: Promoting access to healthcare, Improving quality of life for seniors and people at risk, Offering English classes and workforce development, and Hosting cultural events.
  • Family Counseling Center of Greater Washington – Provides professional counseling for Korean-Asian families with Mental Health issues, mentoring for youth in academic achievement and leadership development, a senior outreach program with house call, and group recreational therapy/activities for seniors.

Thank You To Our Applicants and Donors

December 13, 2018

Our submission period is now closed for the year. Thank you to all that helped us spread the word about funding opportunities for organizations and to all that applied. We will be reviewing submissions over the coming weeks and will be following up with prospective grantees about their applications. In early 2019, we will commence the selection process and announce the chosen grantees and the award amounts.

We had a record number of submissions this year and are still accepting donations to grow the giving circle until the end of the year. Make a donation by 12/31/18 and your contribution will go towards our 2018 grantees!

Now Accepting Grant Applications through Nov ’18

October 3, 2018

Our grant process is now OPEN! To encourage participation and reduce barriers to applicants, we have made our grant application process very simple:

  • Our application is only one page to start. (For finalists, we do a follow up for additional information after the original application is submitted.) Grant applications may be filled out online OR on paper:

ONLINE APPLICATION (google form)

Grant Application 2018 (PDF)

  • APPLICATIONS DUE: Nov 30, 2018.
  • Follow-up/interview period for finalists is late Dec ’18/early Jan 2019.
  • Final Grantee(s) are notified in late January 2019 of their award amount.
  • Award presentation/celebration is in early Feb.

Follow us on social media to be notified of important deadlines. The two accounts we post regularly on are Facebook  and Twitter.

If you have any questions or want to join our mailing list, please email us at dcgivingcircle@gmail.com.

2018 Funding & Volunteer Opportunities

August 17, 2018

Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is currently recruiting new volunteers, donors, and grant recipients for our 2018 giving campaign. Join us for a happy hour on Fri, Sept 7th 2018 to meet some of our members and learn more about how our giving circle supports the AAPI community in DC.

Cherry Blossom Giving Circle Happy Hour

Friday, Sept 7, 2018

5pm-7pm

Daikaya Izakaya

705 6th St NW 2nd Floor

all are welcome to come learn about giving circle philosophy, our volunteer opportunities, how to donate, and applying for/receiving grants

Congratulations to our 2017 Grantee!

March 11, 2018

The Lao Heritage Foundation (LHF), based in Washington DC, was founded in 2004 with a mission to promote, preserve, and transmit Lao culture through the arts. They strive to make the arts and Lao culture accessible to the younger generations of Lao Americans. Although LHF serves the local DC community, their work and their reach is worldwide.

Congratulations to our 2016 Grantees!

April 8, 2017
Legacies of War – Raises awareness about the history of the Vietnam War-era bombing in Laos, advocates for the clearance of unexploded bombs, and provides a space for healing the wounds of war and creating greater hope for a future of peace.
Chinese Youth Club – Provides opportunities for members to be productive individuals in the local community by fostering youth development Athletics, Community, Cultural, and Education programs.
Asian American Success – Dedicated to helping Vietnamese teens overcome the social and economic barriers by fostering ethical and humanitarian values in their students while empowering them to achieve personal, academic, professional, and civic fulfillment.
Washington Peace Center – Since 1963 and throughout the DC area, WPC has served community members, activists and organizers by connecting members across communities and convening spaces where individuals can engage with the larger DC community to organize and take direct action for social justice.

Apply for a grant from us in 2016!

September 21, 2016

We are excited to announce that we are again offering non-profit organizations serving the local AAPI community the opportunity to apply for unrestricted grants between $500 and $4,000!

Since 2009, we have given out nearly $60,000 in grants to 16 non-profits in the area, and we are looking forward to learning about more organizations this year, in 2016.

Our application is the same simplified one from last year, so we hope that it will be easy for you to apply. Read more on our Apply for Grant page, and download the application as a Word document or as a PDF. The deadline for submitting your grant application is Monday, October 31, 2016.

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