Asian Giving Circle

Leveraging impact on issues of common concern within Asian American communities.

  • $541,000+

    Dollars Raised

  • $294,000+

    Dollars Granted

  • 1,495

    Active Donors

  • 70+

    Organizations Impacted

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Upcoming Events

Join the Asian Giving Circle (AGC) as they celebrate the completion of their 2022 grant cycle. All are invited for an evening of community-building activities, celebration of 2022 grantee recipients, and information regarding funding priorities in 2023. 

Asian Giving Circle (AGC) Community Celebration
Virtual via Zoom
November 10th @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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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.

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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
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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

Questions?

Christine Munteanu

cmunteanu@cct.org

Carrie Goodale

cgoodale@cct.org

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