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 five years has awarded grants totaling $629,500 to nonprofit 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 visit:  https://www.orchidgivingcircle.org/membership-process.

Orchid Grant Applications are open!

Upcoming 2020 Orchid Giving Circle Grant Cycle
We are seeking funding proposals for the 2020 giving cycle 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 grant making is limited to $20,000 per nonprofit per year.

2020 Orchid Giving Circle Grant Application

NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY IN 2020!!!

We are seeking funding proposals for the 2020 giving cycle from Asian Women Executive Directors of Non Profit organizations located in the Dallas, Collin and Tarrant Counties. This grant is to support Asian women leaders in non profit. The Non Profit Organization does not need to be serving the Asian community. Orchid grant making is limited to $5,000 per nonprofit per year.

Application submission deadline: March 11, 2020 at 5 p.m.

2020 Orchid Giving Circle Women Leadership Grant Application

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN PROCESS: https://dwf.spectrumportal.net/

Grants

Please click here to see the slate of grantees for 2019.

Orchid Grants History

Please review grant application details below.

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Giving Circle Members

(listing as of July 31, 2019)

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Garika Aurora
Reena Batra
Colleen Block
Tynesia Boyea-Robinson
Betsy Brody
Radhika Chagarlamudi
Jean Chao
Monica Chen
Jennifer Cho
Bianca Chow
Paulette Chu Miniter
Arang Cistulli
Bonnie Clinton
Kim Cummings
Sejal Desai, Grants Committee Chair
Seema Deshpande
Tracey Doi
Nikki Duong Koenig
Sakina Foster
Mona Gupta
Jin-Ya Huang
Anna Hung
Karen Ideno
Wei Wei Jeang
Sylvia Leong
Loh-Sze Leung
Caren Lock, Secretary
Mylinh Luong

Helen Malick
Neena Newberry
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Pamela Okada
Mayling Ly Ortiz
Lynette Payne
Carina Reyes
Brenda Rhoades
Maggie Rubin
Hardeep Sehgal
Gowri Sharma
Ann Sheu
Thear Sy Suzuki
Catherine (Cathy) Tang
Charmaine Tang
Vicky Teherani
Rema Thyagarajan
Dang-Le Trang
Von Troung
Priya Venkat
Alice Wong
Judy Wong
Anne Woods
Trea Yip
Cynthia Yung, Circle Chair
Radhika Zaveri
Yvonne Zhu