Our Grant History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heart House

Head, Heart and Hands (H3) afterschool program addressing academic and social emotional needs of refugee and underprivileged students in the Vickery Meadows area. This also indirectly addresses needs of mothers who can seek employment and remain employed knowing their children are well taken care of afterschool.

Year

Grant Amount

2015

$30,000.00

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

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

Mosaic Family Services

Direct advocacy and empowerment services for Asian/Pacific Islander refugees and immigrants in crisis, including foreign-born victims of family violence or human trafficking. They provide culturally competent services including counseling, case management, shelter, legal services, and education.

Year

Grant Amount

2015

$25,000.00

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

Orchid Giving Circle® has awarded $629,000 in grants over our first five years!

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The Orchid Giving Circle® Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation is a group of dedicated Asian women, working together to support social change and services for the North Texas Asian community.

Our mission is to increase awareness of the local Asian population, community needs and knowledge about philanthropy. Over the past five years, we have awarded $629,000 in grants for education, domestic violence, healthcare, art & culture and social services.

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