The Orchid Giving Circle Fund at the Dallas Women’s Foundation is a group of Asian women pooling resources to provide community grants that support social change and services for North Texas Asians.
The Orchid Giving Circle has an interest in Asian women-led social change projects and organizations with a goal to increase awareness of the local Asian population, community needs, and knowledge about philanthropy.
Why fund Asian-American organizations?
- Less than one percent of all philanthropic dollars is invested in Asian-American communities.
- Asian-Americans have been historically under-represented as funders and as grant recipients.
- The label “model minority” creates an inaccurate picture that Asian-Americans do not need help when in fact parts of our community have dire needs currently unmet.
- Putting philanthropic dollars into community-based social change projects is putting money into the hands of local experts working to make our society systems more equitable.