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2019 Grant Opportunities

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2019 grantmaking cycle. To apply for a grant, please complete this Google form by Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:59pm ET. 

The Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is offering unrestricted grants between $500 and $3,000 for 2019. (Grants will be disbursed in early 2020 but are drawn from 2019 Giving Circle funds.) The number and actual size of the grants will be based on the number of applicants and the amount of funding resources available. All applicants must:

  • have an operating budget of less than $500,000,
  • be a 501(c)(3) status or have a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status,
  • primarily serve members of AAPI communities who live, work, or study in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and
  • be an organization located in the DMV area.

If you meet all the criteria, we would love to support you. Let us know how the grant can make a difference for your organization and to the community!

You can download a Word copy of this application below to view all the questions before submitting electronically. Please note that all final applications must be submitted through Google Forms. If you have any questions, please email us at


About the Giving Circle’s Grantmaking

Since we started the giving circle in 2009, we have provided a total of almost $90,000 in grants to the following nonprofit organizations in 2010, 2011, 2012, 20132014, 201520162017, and 2018.

The Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is a member of the AAPIP National Giving Circle Network. The fiscal sponsor of the Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is Greater Washington Community Foundation.

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