Our Grant History

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Grant will contribute to the Demographic Research Project Report that will be developed on a digital demographic website. It will incorporate disaggregated data from the 2020 Census, American Community Survey, and other datasets available on AAPI communities, including community-level input.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$5,000

Non-Profit Category

Civic

Community Served

All

Asian Breast Health

Grant will support a 20-year-old breast health outreach program at Methodist Richardson Medical Center that empowers the local ethnic communities to do their routine mammograms and provide access to breast cancer detection.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Women's Healthcare

Community Served

Women

Asian Film Festival

Grant will support the Women's Film Showcase The Asian Film Festival of Dallas that will spotlight Asian and Asian-American women filmmakers. The Festival is scheduled for July 2022 and provides networking and a public platform for Asian Women in the film industry.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Arts

Community Served

Women

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars

Grant will support 7 APIA women with scholarships for a college degree. 65% of the Scholars are first-generation college students and 70% live at or below the poverty line.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Women

Children's Advocacy Center of Denton

Grant will support mental health services through evidence-based trauma-informed therapy that will improve the investigation and prosecution of severe child abuse cases.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Children

Communities in Schools

Grant will support programs on Life Skills, Youth Leadership, and Equity and Inclusion awareness and education programs focusing on hate crimes towards the Asian population.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$7,500

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

DFW Health Hub

Grant will provide access to affordable healthcare in several fields, primarily dental health, mental health, and women’s health to the Bhutanese refugees in the DFW and surrounding areas.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$10,000

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

All

Dallas Chinese Community Center

Grant will support programs on Life Skills, Youth Leadership, and Equity and Inclusion awareness and education programs focusing on hate crimes towards the Asian population.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Dallas Holocaust Museums and Human Rights Museum

Grant will support the Courage and Compassion Special Exhibit; our shared story of the Japanese American World War II Experience. The Exhibit is scheduled for January 2022—June 2022.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Arts

Community Served

All

IGNITE

Grant will support programs focused on training and mobilizing young women in Texas to address public policy challenges, have a political voice, and/or possibly run for leadership positions or a public office.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$5,000

Non-Profit Category

Civic

Community Served

Women

International Rescue Committee

Grant will contribute to the costs of hiring an Extended Case Manager Casework Assistant to support Extended Case Management (ECM) program enrollment and service provision for Asian refugee Women.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Services

Community Served

Women

Literacy Achieves

Grant will be used to support programs for immigrant and refugee families by providing free educational programs, including Adult English Literacy, Early Childhood, and Student Support Services in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Families

Mosaic Family Services

Grant will support services for Asian women and children surviving family violence or human trafficking.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Services

Community Served

Women and Children

Nomi Network - Diana Mao

Leadership Grant for Professional Development

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$5,000

Non-Profit Category

Community Served

Richardson Adult Literacy

Grant will provide ESL and workforce readiness programs for low-income adult English Language learners who live or work in Northern Dallas County.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$10,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

SAAVETX

This grant will be used for nonpartisan programs that educate and empower our electorate. Goals include nonpartisan voter registration, reduction of barriers, empower women to lead in voter registration efforts.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$10,000

Non-Profit Category

Civic

Community Served

All

Senior Source

Grant will allow older adults to volunteer in the community, through the Foster Grandparent Program and RSVP Program. These programs will address the isolation currently being felt while allowing them to be role models to others both children and adults.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$10,000

Non-Profit Category

Services

Community Served

All

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation

Grant will support a program that will address domestic and intimate partner violence (including sexual violence). It promotes self-sufficiency, resiliency, healing, safety, and long-term independence for people who have experienced family violence.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Services

Community Served

All

Trinity Habitat for Humanity

Grant will help with home construction costs for, a refugee woman from Myanmar. This neighborhood revitalization program is focused on ending the cycle of poverty through sustainable affordable housing

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$5,000

Non-Profit Category

Services

Community Served

Women

Vickery Meadow Youth Development

Grant will support a program that provides college readiness to 7th-12th grade students in the Vickery Meadow community. One hundred percent of the Scholars graduate from high school, with 86% enrolling in college, 69% persisting through college, and 49% graduating college.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

Wellness Center for Older Adult

Grant will provide healthcare services for Asian Women seniors in low-income housing that rely entirely on WCOA for monitoring their healthcare in three Plano Community Homes.

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$10,000

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

talkSTEM - Dr. Koshi Dingra

Leadership Grant for Professional Development

Year

Grant Amount

2021

$5,000

Non-Profit Category

Community Served

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (dba APIA Scholars )

APIA Scholars provide college scholarships to undergraduate female APIA Scholars in North Texas.Funds will provide scholarships to 5 women college students at $2500 each.

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$12,500

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Women

Chetna

Provides culturally specific services to South Asian victims of domestic violence.Funds will be used to provide access to legal services, develop skills in the workforce, and remove transportation barriers they face.

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

All

Communities in Schools in North Texas

Empowers PK-12 students to stay in school and achieve in life. The goal is to decrease dropout rates for this underserved community.The grant will be used to hire a part-time Chin Family Engagement Specialist (CFES).

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

Dallas Chinese Community Center

Serves both the Asian and the non-Asian communities in the DFW area through educational, cultural, and recreational programs and activities for both adults and children. The grant will focus on life skills for underserved Asians at age 50+, equality for men and women in their 20's to '40s, and leadership in children ages 8 to 18.

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Heart House

Is an education non-profit that serves refugee children with a holistic afterschool program utilizing trauma-informed care to help them thrive in their new community. The grant would go towards salaries and training for staff providing these critical services.

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

Ignite

Motivates women at an early age to become civically engaged to become the next generation of policymakers and political leaders. This grant will be used for staff that will create and execute programming for AAPI young women across DFW to become civically engaged and step into political power.

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$11,500

Non-Profit Category

Civic Engagement

Community Served

Women

Literacy Achieves

Orchid Giving Circle received a grant from AAPIP ( Asian American Pacific Islander in Philanthropy) from their Covid-19 mini-grant fund. Mini-grants were to be used to supplement the grantmaking of giving circles toward addressing the rise of racism against Asian-Americans in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Literacy Achieves received a mini-grant of $3000 to support their “All Have Value” Campaign that addresses Anti-Asian Discrimination and will provide volunteer and staff training specific to the Asian population.

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$3,000

Non-Profit Category

Arts & Culture

Community Served

All

Literacy Achieves

Serves immigrant and refugee families with free educational programs including Adult English Literacy, Early Childhood, and Student Support Services. Funding will support the English Literacy Programs in Vickery Meadow serving 600 adults and 135 young children annually.

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation dba Asian Breast Health Outreach Project

Provides breast health awareness, education, navigation & mammogram services to our local minority communities. This grant will support the budget needed to provide these services to our Asian communities.

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Year

Grant Amount

2020

$10,000

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Mosaic Family Services

Meets the needs of multicultural women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Will support partial salary for a Shelter Advocate and hotline interpretation costs for Asian languages, supporting approximately 50 Asian women and girls.

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

Women and Children

Orchid Giving Circle Leadership GrantIt's a Sensory World

Executive Director, Rekha Suryanarayana created a program that serves children with special needs.This grant will be used for a staff retreat. There is an increased need for nonrestrictive funds due to the COVID pandemic

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Year

Grant Amount

2020

$5,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

Texas Womens Muslim Foundation, Inc.

Provides direct services and programming for Asian-American and all women who have survived domestic violence. Will use funds towards counseling women who are not able to seek help at this time and might require funds to be unrestricted to use for operational costs. 

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

Women

The Senior Source

Provides services to enable older adults to live to their fullest potential through nine programs that assist, protect, and connect older adults to needed resources, services, and tools. Funding will assist with volunteer recognition, translation services, and staffing support for the foster grandparent program that engages seniors from the Asian community. 

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Year

Grant Amount

2020

$10,000

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Adults

Vickery Meadows Youth Development Foundation

Seeks to provide a continuum of support and care to the 7500 youth in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood, beginning with early childhood and continuing through college graduation. Funds will provide a counselor for mental health support and summer field trips in 2021 for middle school through college students.

Year

Grant Amount

2020

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Education and Health

Community Served

Children

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Provide funding for six deserving and need based undergraduate female APIA Scholars in North Texas.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Girls

Catholic Charities Fort Worth

Refugee Match Grant program which helps refugees from Asian countries like Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma etc. reach economic self-sufficiency within six months of arrival in the U.S. through employment support, case management, and limited financial assistance.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$10,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Economic Security

Community Served

Women

Chetna

Confidential helpline and provide financial assistance for rent, utilities, household items, and transportation for domestic violence victims from the South Asian community.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$20,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

Women

Crow Museum of Asian Art

Support focus groups and visits to Crow Museum by increasing awareness through PR and marketing, engagement with UT Dallas student and faculty populations and the Asian residents living in the surrounding geographic areas.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$10,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Arts & Culture

Community Served

All

Dallas Chinese Community Center

Programs and services designed to inspire Asians to move up, through learning and networking, to do better and to improve their quality of life.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$20,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance

Asian American Rights strand of the American Ideals, Realities and Repair interactive kiosks in the Pivot to America Wing in new museum building.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$25,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Healing Hands Ministries

Support to help defray the cost of medical, dental and behavioral healthcare for uninsured and underinsured Burmese women.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$20,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Health Hub

Support for Bhutanese women’s physical and mental health through mammograms, yoga, care packages,etc.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$7,500.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Heart House

Head Heart and Hands (H3) Social Emotional Learning Program for refugee children in Vickery Meadow from various Asian countries including Bhutan, Burma, Nepal etc.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$20,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

Ignite

Recruit and train AAPI young women in civic engagement through programming and voter registration drives as well as mobilize AAPI communities to be counted in the 2020 census.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$10,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Civic Engagement

Community Served

Girls

Literacy Achieves

Family Literacy Program in Vickery Meadow serving refugees both adults and children from various Asian countries including Bhutan, Burma, Nepal etc.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$20,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Mosaic Family Services

Support the partial salary for a case manager in the Refugee Health Access Services program, serving 120 Asian women and girls in the Dallas area.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$10,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation

TMWF Peace in the Home: Culturally Specialized Family Violence Program (PIH-DV) focusing on the needs of the Muslim Community.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$20,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

Women

The Senior Source

Transportation and Translation Services for Asian Foster Grandparent program.

Year

Grant Amount

2019

$12,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Economic Security

Community Served

Seniors and Children

Asian Breast Health Outreach Project

Support understandable, culturally appropriate outreach, breast health education,and access to preventive breast care services for the at-risk Asian population. Due to knowledge, financial, linguistic, and cultural barriers, this target population avoids prevention measures and thereforehas one of the lowest screening rates in the nation and higher cancer findings than the rest of the state. Funds will serve 170 Asian people in the Dallas surrounding area.

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Chetna

The creation of an In-House Counseling Program would enable clients to be more successful in accessing counseling, overcoming trauma, and achieving overall goals. Through creation of prevention curriculum, CHETNA could spread awareness and assist in breaking the cycle of violence.

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

Women

Dallas Chinese Community Center

Support learning and networking, enrolling 200 participants in courses and seminars based on their specific needs towards self sufficiency. Courses include English as a Second Language, Driver's Ed and Computer Literacy and seminars include personal finance, tax, corporate culture, immigration and path to citizenship

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Health Hub

Health fair in December of 2018 providing services such as a mammogram trucks, which will allow more refugee women to participate because they will not have to go off-site.

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$1,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Heart House

Head, Heart, and Hands (H3) a comprehensive approach with academic, social-emotional, and character development programming specifically focused on refugee children who are working to move from a state of chaos to calm. The grant will serve up to 40 students, mostly female ages 10 and under and about 75 mothers through the Parent Engagement Center.

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$10,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

Ignite

Programs that spotlight the experiences of Asian American women who are in positions of power in order to demystifies stereotypes about leadership and provides young women with role models to learn from. Our training and voter registration efforts, encourage young Asian American women to become civically engaged and own their political power.

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Civic Engagement

Community Served

Girls

Literacy Achieves

Family Literacy Program in Vickery Meadows which offers immigrant and refugee adult students the opportunity to learn English at the same time as their young children. Students attend morning or afternoon classes four days per week Monday – Thursday and attend Parent and Child Together and parent programs on Fridays.

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Mosaic Family Services

Support partial salary for a Case Manager in the Refugee Health Access Services Program. These funds will support 80-100 Asian refugee women and girls in the Dallas area, one of the primary groups in our target population served.

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation

Support the Peace in the Home Domestic Violence program to address the need for culturally specific, trauma informed intervention and prevention services focusing on the under-served Muslim community. Services are open to all domestic violence victims seeking assistance. PIH DV intervention services are projected support over 400 women and children victims (215 Asian) and prevention services are projected to
reach over 15,000 this year.

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

Women

The Senior Source

Foster Grandparent Program that places older Asian women in settings where they serve as mentors to girls. These are older adults who volunteer 20-40 hours a week in schools and learning centers working one to one to share culture and life experiences with children who have been determined to be a risk.

Year

Grant Amount

2018

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Economic Security

Community Served

Seniors and Children

Vickery Meadow Youth Foundation

Provide a series of learning opportunities to help the girls uncover and manage the hidden rules of life in the U.S. The success of the program will be measured using the Academic Motivation Scale/Coping with Academic Demands Scale and also through product outcomes like a successfully written essay and a drivers license.



Year

Grant Amount

2018

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Girls

Asian Breast Health Outreach Project

Support an Asian Breast Health Outreach Project which serves to empower the Asian community with knowledge and implementation of the early detection of breast cancer. In 2016, ABHOP provided mammogram access and conducted 551 screenings, 282 of which were free for those who qualify and found 13 breast cancers, an aggressive detection rate. ABHOP is the only breast health program in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex that is tailored to help the Asian community access breast care.

Year

Grant Amount

2017

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Catholic Charities Fort Worth

Support Asian refugees in Tarrant County reach economic self-sufficiency within 6 months of arrival into the US. The program offers employment support, case management services and limited financial assistance as the family strives for self-sufficiency. A personalized plan is created by case managers with each family. Program funding will be leveraged through a matching grant from Federal government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). CCFW must match 50% of each dollar given by ORR through in-kind donations, volunteer hours and private donations.

Year

Grant Amount

2017

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Economic Security

Community Served

Women

Chetna

Domestic violence advocacy and Legal Services Program to support South Asian women.

Year

Grant Amount

2017

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

Women

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance

Bring a collection of 50 little-known works depicting Japanese-Americans to The Dallas Holocaust Museum from February 2018 to August 2018. In 1943, Ansel Adams, America's most well-known photographer, documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese-Americans interned there during World War II.

Year

Grant Amount

2017

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Arts & Culture

Community Served

All

Health Hub

Provide free health screenings, health education, and awareness of healthcare needs in the Bhutanese refugee community in the DFW area, including children and adults, primarily women. Services are provided by Volunteer physicians and include after care one-on-one consultation. Funds will purchase of medical supplies and blood tests. Health Hub plans to hold two health fairs, one in winter 2017 and one in summer 2018.

Year

Grant Amount

2017

$5,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Heart House

Serve the children of Rohingya who are Muslim Indo-Aryan peoples from the Rakhine State in Myanmar as well as Southern Bhutanese Refugees currently resettled in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood in Dallas. The H3 program addresses academic and social-emotional needs of these children. The grant will be used to serve up to 40 students, mostly female ages 10 and under and it will also indirectly impact about 20 mothers that volunteer with the program by helping them gain skills including English language skills.

Year

Grant Amount

2017

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

Ignite

Expand recruitment efforts to engage 200 DFW Asian American female high school and college students into the civic engagement program and allow them to participate in three trainings, attend panel discussions and send 85 to their national conference.

Year

Grant Amount

2017

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Civic Engagement

Community Served

Girls

International Leadership of Texas

Fees for renowned professional development coach to train 93 Chinese language teachers who will influence, in the 2017-2018 school year alone, 16,000 impressionable student minds. These unique public schools require all K-12 students to be proficient in English, Spanish and Chinese in order to matriculate. Students also learn about Chinese heritage and culture as they prepare to become global citizens.

Year

Grant Amount

2017

$2,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

Mosaic Family Services

Support Refugee Case Management Program for 80-100 Asian women and girls in DFW to access health facilities, locating providers for health insurance, transportation, interpretation services and education about the US health care system and serve as point of contact for crisis intervention after Medicaid expires (8 mons). Refugees are routinely exposed to violence, disease and extreme poverty and have never had medical care. This program helps them learn about regular women’s exams, prenatal care, mental health assistance, etc.

Year

Grant Amount

2017

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Asian Breast Health Outreach Project

Provide mammogram/diagnostic services for the Asian indigent without insurance, breast health awareness in ethnic newspapers and outreaches, and tailored navigational services to guide next step of care in familiar Asian languages.

Year

Grant Amount

2016

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Asian Film Festival of Dallas

Support of Asian female filmmakers; encourage and support young Asian filmmakers; increase exposure of Asian life, lives, and culture to a broad audience, and develop a better understanding among cultures through a Female Film maker showcase.

Year

Grant Amount

2016

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Arts & Culture

Community Served

All

Crow Museum of Asian Art

Programming for the monthly Asian Asia family days and promote Texas based female Asian artists to lead studio art workshops for three Adventure Asia family days highlighting China, India and Korea.

Year

Grant Amount

2016

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Arts & Culture

Community Served

All

Ignite

Building political leadership among more young Asian women in the DFW area by expanding the number of Asian college women involved in College Chapters and College Council. It will also allow them to recruit and engage a new group of Asian girls to participate in our high school program at MacArthur High School in Irving.

Year

Grant Amount

2016

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Civic Engagement

Community Served

Girls

Vickery Meadow Youth Foundation

Support Asian female students in the Eagle Scholars College Readiness Program who are refugees, new to the U.S., through 11 new opportunities to develop their cultural, academic, and social literacies from 6th grade through 12 grade.

Year

Grant Amount

2016

$15,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Girls

Against The Grain

Light of Day documentary film project which will give voice to the untold stories in the Asian American community that highlights domestic violence against Asian women and children. The topic of the film will bring awareness to the unique issues facing women of Asian origin in regards to gender based violence and be a tool for community outreach and awareness

Year

Grant Amount

2015

$5,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

Women

Chetna

Expand services for South Asian victims of domestic violence to include counseling, legal clinics and medical services. Additionally, they will purchase and implement software to assist with data tracking, program evaluation and assessment of services to allow them to improve their programs and contribute to the limited amount of research available on the experiences of South Asians living in North Texas and United States.

Year

Grant Amount

2015

$16,500.00

Non-Profit Category

Domestic Violence

Community Served

Women