Asian Giving Circle

Supporting the Region’s Diverse Asian Communities

The Asian Giving Circle (AGC) was created in 2002 to build support for nonprofit organizations addressing the community’s challenges. That community is incredibly diverse, composed of more than 30 ethnic groups speaking hundreds of languages and dialects. AGC has contributed more than $200,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Asian American residents of metropolitan Chicago.

Asian Giving Circle is a member of the AAPIP National Giving Circle Network.


The Asian Giving Circle, a donor advised fund of The Chicago Community Trust, brings together professionals throughout Chicago to leverage impact on issues of common concern within Asian American communities. Members commit to donating a minimum of $250 a year for at least two years. AGC members make site visits, interview staff and evaluate grant requests. This hands-on approach allows them to learn the most effective ways to give.

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The Asian Giving Circle’s 2019 grant cycle will support efforts focused on community organizing and public policy advocacy, with a preference for projects that encourage civic engagement among Asian Americans. You can find complete eligibility and application details in the 2019 Request for Proposals.

Online applications will be accepted through GrantCentral, the Trust’s online grants management system, beginning later in March.


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