Foundation / Corporation
The Chicago Community Trust - Asian Giving Circle
06/03/19 5:00 PM
Grants ranging from $2,000 to $8,000 to Metropolitan Chicago area, Illinois nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit Asian-American communities. Funding is intended to support projects that focus on public policy advocacy and community organizing among Asian-Americans. Funding is also intended for projects that encourage civic engagement.
AGC recognizes that historically oppressed communities need to engage in healing in order to effectively mobilize for change. As such, AGC 2019 grants are also prioritizing projects that facilitate and advance healing toward community action, with an emphasis on mental health in Asian American communities.
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 following are examples of projects that strongly fit this year’s giving focus:
- Building political power in a community
- Community-led mental health initiatives
- Self-care or healing activities for frontline organizers and service staff
- Leadership development
- Voter registration, education, and mobilization
- Community-led mental health initiatives, awareness-raising, and/or destigmatization campaigns
- Storytelling - and art toward healing and justice
- Issue or value-based advocacy
- Know Your Rights training
- Digital organizing
Organizations that have not typically engaged in community organizing, civic engagement, and/or healing are encouraged to think creatively to consider how these strategies can further advance their missions.
GrantWatch ID#: 166652
AGC grant awards range from $2,000 to $8,000. That said, for proposals that show strong potential impact and/or engage strategic community partnerships to address this issue, AGC may be open to a larger grant amount.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Illinois: Metropolitan Chicago-area
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