Asian Giving Circle

Using collective giving to build power and deepen impact in diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the Chicago area since 2002.

  • $672,812

    Dollars Raised

  • $772,907

    Dollars Granted

  • 1,536

    Active Donors

  • 91

    Organizations Impacted

Guests applauding at the Asian Giving Circle reception|Guests in animated conversation|i2i’s Leakhena Yoeun talks with SAAPRI incoming executive director Reema Kapur.

AGC Receives $600,000 MacArthur Grant

Asian Giving Circle received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Chicago Commitment. The funding will support planning and grantmaking in economic development, as well as expand AGC’s support for organizations serving the local Asian American community.

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“We are excited to use this MacArthur grant to strengthen Chicago’s Asian American neighborhoods, renew a sense of pride, belonging, and safety in these communities, and spur economic and social investments that benefit the most marginalized and vulnerable families and individuals. This funding will also strengthen the Asian Giving Circle so that it can continue to be a valuable resource for the community.”
— Eric Wu, AGC Co-Chair


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