Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women's Foundation

About Us

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.

Members

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 orchidgivingcircle@gmail.com.

Giving Circle Members

(listing as of July 15, 2018)

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Please review grant application details below.

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson
Radhika Chagarlamudi
Angela Chen
Monica Chen
Arang Cistulli
Kim Cummings
Sejal Desai, Grants Committee Chair
Seema Deshpande
Tracey Doi
Sakina Foster
Leslie Gunawan Johnson
Jin-Ya Huang
Cindy Kang Ansbach
Caroline Kim
Sylvia Leong
Loh-Sze Leung
Caren Lock, Circle Secretary
Mylinh Luong
Meyling Ortiz

Kimberly Manns
Lynette Payne
Lynda Reid
Carina Reyes
Gowri Sharma
Monika Singh Sanford
Thear Suzuki
Catherine (Cathy) Tang
Charmaine Tang
Vicky Teherani
Thai-lan Tran
Krishna Upadhyaya
Juhee Williamson
Anne Woods
Judy Wong
Trea Yip
Cynthia Yung, Circle Chair
Radhika Zaveri

Grants

The Orchid Giving Circle 2019 online application will be available February 11 with submissions due by March 18, 2019 at noon. 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. Orchid will award one-year grants up to $20,000. Only online applications will be accepted.

Questions regarding the guidelines or the status of your submission should be directed to Sejal Desai at sdesai@cftexas.org. Questions related to accessing the online application and grants portal should be directed to: Shonda Barnett at sbarnett@txwf.org.

Please note, the deadline to request a login account to apply for a grant is March 16, 2019 at noon.

Orchid Grant Guidelines

Orchid Grant Application Content

Orchid Grants History