Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women's Foundation
The Orchid Giving Circle Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation is a group of Asian women who work together, pooling their resources and leveraging their networks, to award large community grants that support social change and services for the North Texas Asian community. Orchid members represent a wide range of Asian cultures, ages, ethnicities and professions with the goal of increasing awareness of the local Asian population, community needs and knowledge about philanthropy.
Orchid was established in 2015 and in four years has awarded 29 grants to 18 organizations, providing education, housing, healthcare, art & culture, social services and more to the North Texas Asian community. In addition, the Orchid Giving Circle has an interest in organizations and programs that are led by Asian women.
Orchid Giving Circle Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation is a member of the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), a national, member-supported philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander communities.
Less than 1% of philanthropic dollars are invested in Asian-American communities and Asian-Americans have been historically under-represented as funders and as grant recipients. Members of Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation are a part of an incredible network of Asian women of different backgrounds and professions. They are bonded by a shared interest to grow in their service and philanthropy to support the North Texas Asian community.
To learn more about joining Orchid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review grant application details below.
Giving Circle Members
(listing as of July 31, 2019)
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Paulette Chu Miniter
Sejal Desai, Grants Committee Chair
Nikki Duong Koenig
Wei Wei Jeang
Caren Lock, Secretary
Mayling Ly Ortiz
Thear Sy Suzuki
Catherine (Cathy) Tang
Cynthia Yung, Circle Chair
Each year Orchid seeks funding proposals from North Texas based non-profit organizations located in the Dallas, Collin and Tarrant Counties, that empower Asian women and girls to achieve their potential, but also support the underserved community of North Texas Asians in general. This year Orchid will award one-year grants up to $20,000.
Please click here to see the slate of semi-finalist grantees for 2019.