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 in the Chicago region.

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

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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. Members also have the opportunity to get involved in the grant making committee where 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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In 2021, the Asian Giving Circle (AGC) will continue its commitment to support community-based efforts to protect oppressed and marginalized communities and advance justice for all. In particular, AGC will be funding projects dedicated to community organizing, civic engagement, and healing in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.P rojects seeking AGC funding do not need to be focused on all three funding areas. Rather, they can be focused on one or any combination of the areas, but must articulate how their work contributes to power-building, collective action, and/or community change.

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To learn more about how to become a member of Asian Giving Circle, please email asiangivingcircle@gmail.com.

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    • HANA Center
    • Hanul Family Alliance
    • Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition (IMCC)
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    • Middle Eastern Immigrant and Refugee Alliance (MIRA)
    • National Cambodian Heritage Museum
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