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Asian Giving Circle Grants

Grants to Chicago Area, Illinois Nonprofit Organizations
to Improve Services for Asian-American Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Chicago Community Trust - Asian Giving Circle

Deadline Date:

06/18/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Metropolitan Chicago Area, Illinois nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit Asian-American communities. Funding is intended for projects that focus on public policy advocacy and community organizing among Asian-Americans. Funding is also intended for projects that encourage civic engagement.

Priority will be given to programs or initiatives with budgets smaller than $150,000. A program or initiative may be part of a larger organization that has a budget over $150,000, but the budget for the program or initiative in consideration should be less than $150,000.

The Foundation is increasingly concerned for historically vulnerable communities, particularly undocumented immigrants, low-income families, refugees, LGBTQ individuals, low-wage workers, Muslims, those who lack healthcare access, people with disabilities, and many more. The Foundation is unsettled about the policies and tactics that attempt to divide and criminalize the communities.

The following are examples of projects that strongly fit this year’s giving focus:
- Voter registration, education, mobilization
- Leadership development
- Building political power in a community
- Issue or value-based advocacy
- ‘Know Your Rights’ trainings
- Direct action organizing
- Coalition-building
- Digital organizing
- Storytelling and narrative changing
- Art for social justice

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166652

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Metropolitan Chicago-area organizations that serve Asian Americans are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted by 5 PM on Monday, June 18, 2018 through Grant Central, the Chicago Community Trust’s grants management system.

Site visits will be conducted with finalists during July and August, and grants will be announced and awarded between August and September.

If the applicant would like to be included in an e-mail listserv for updates and FAQ’s for this opportunity, please e-mail the Foundation.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

The Chicago Community Trust
225 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60601

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Metropolitan Chicago-area