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Asian Giving Circle
Leveraging impact on issues of common concern within Asian American communities.
About the Fund
The Asian Giving Circle (AGC) was created in 2002 to build support for nonprofit organizations addressing the challenges of this diverse community, made up 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. They are a member of the AAPIP National Giving Circle Network.
Apply for a Grant
In 2022, 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.Download the RFP
Supporting the Region’s Diverse Asian Communities
AGC funds projects dedicated to community organizing, civic engagement, and healing in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Projects 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.
Donate + Stay Connected
AGC 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 they make site visits, interview staff, and evaluate grant requests. This hands-on approach allows members to learn the most effective ways to give.Make a Gift
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