Los Angeles Asian American & Pacific Islander Giving Circle Call for Proposals

FROM LA API Giving Circle:

We invite nonprofit organizations deeply rooted in the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) Community to submit a proposal to this round of grantmaking for the Los Angeles Asian American and Pacific Islander Giving Circle.

Founded in 2007, the Giving Circle is made up of a group of community-minded friends who pool together our resources to support projects and organizations in Los Angeles County that are engaged in socially-innovative, grassroots ideas.

The Giving Circle’s grantmaking goal is to invest in community-based organizations engaged in progressive change work that serve AA/PI communities; we encourage organizations that may not have access to mainstream foundation funding due to their size or the nature of their program to apply.

Application Deadline: 

Friday, January 6, 2015, midnight – email to la.api.giving@gmail.com

Grant Announcements:       

February 2015

Grant Awards:

  • Unrestricted grants of up to $3000 will be awarded
  • The Giving Circle may, at its sole discretion, award smaller grants

Eligibility Requirements

  • 501(c)3 organizations (or groups with an eligible 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor)
  • Total annual operating budget of $100,000 or less
  • Organizations that are AA/PI led and/or provide direct services to the AA/PI community
  • Serve Los Angeles County

 Past recipients include:

  • Chinese Progressive Association – San Gabriel Valley
  • W. Lee Center for Leadership
  • Thai Health and Information Services, Inc.
  • Tongan Community Service Center
  • Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress for Summer Activist Training
  • California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
  • Sessions LA
  • Filipino Migrant Center
  • Konnichiwa Little Tokyo
  • YNOT Foundation
  • Kizuna
  • Center for Asian-American Wellness
  • The Kutturan Chamoru Foundation (KCF)
  • The Korean American Senior Citizens Association of San Fernando Valley
  • The Pacific Islanders Education and Retention project (PIER)
  • PFLAG – San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander
  • Korea Academy for Educators
  • Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
  • Barangay Los Angeles

We do not fund membership associations, chambers of commerce or film projects. Organizations that have received funding from the LA AA/PI Giving Circle in the past are ineligible to apply.

For questions, please email la.api.giving@gmail.com

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