2021 Orchid Giving Circle Finalists

The Orchid Giving Circle plans to support the following organizations at variable amounts ranging from $5000 to $15,000. Final Grant amounts will be announced on September 20th, 2021.​

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