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About Us

We are a group of volunteers committed to creating positive change in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities of the Washington, DC metro area.

Representing diverse cultures, professional backgrounds, perspectives, and interests, we have pooled our resources to support AAPI‐serving nonprofits in the area. We promote positive change in the area’s underserved AAPI communities.

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Our Mission

To raise funds and awareness that will advance the work of Washington, DC metropolitan area nonprofits working to uplift the lives of underserved segments of the region’s AAPI communities.

What is a Giving Circle?

A giving circle is a group of volunteers raising, pooling, and granting money together. Giving circles allow for a wide range of giving styles, philosophies, and values to be expressed by and for communities. Giving circles also provide social networks, leadership development, peer support, and learning among its members.

The Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is a member of the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) National Giving Circle Network. For more on giving circles, download AAPIP’s giving circle brochure.

Fund Administrator

The Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is a donor-advised fund of Greater Washington Community Foundation. GWCF staff manages the day-to-day administrative activities, including receiving, acknowledging and holding of all funds. In return, the giving circle pays a small administrative fee to GWCF.

Institutional Partners

Annie E. Casey Foundation      

Cherry Blossom Giving Circle logo by A. Cirillo Design