2022 Orchid Giving Circle Finalists

The Orchid Giving Circle plans to support the following organizations at variable amounts ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.  

Asian Breast Health

Asian Breast Health Outreach Project
Addresses the barriers of language, culture, limited resources, and knowledge making breast cancer screenings easier for uninsured and underserved Asian Women.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars

Will go to support their general Scholarship Fund to support APIA students in North Texas.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Women

Best Buddies

Best Buddies North Texas Expansion
For their School Friendship Program that builds friendships and connections between people with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

All

Bryan's House

A pilot program in partnership with Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation to expand programming to women living with issues common to parenting children with special needs and who might also be facing challenges unique to their refugee status, poverty, and/or domestic violence situation.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Civic

Community Served

All

CHETNA

Supporting the increased need post-pandemic to sustain their staff and provide services by addressing the root causes that perpetuate domestic violence.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Trauma Recovery

Community Served

All

Children's Advocacy Center of Denton

Bridging the Gap in Victims Services
Support the Chin families (their second largest language group) and other Asian language speakers with translation services and expanded infrastructure.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Trauma Recovery

Community Served

All

Communities in Schools

Chin Family Empowerment Program
Provides evidence-based programs that empower refugee settled students to stay in school and achieve in life in the Lewisville school district.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Children

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

Translation Services Program
Address language Barriers for their Asian families by engaging a Translation Service.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$1,000

Non-Profit Category

Trauma Recovery

Community Served

Children

Dallas Chinese Community Center

Life Skills/ Youth Leadership/ Cultural Outreach
Support their Life skills and Leadership programs through workshops and address hate crimes through awareness and education.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Civic

Community Served

All

Fort Worth Habitat for Humanity

Partnership Home Program
Help provide a home for a Southeast Asian refugee family resettling in the Fort Worth Area.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$10,000

Non-Profit Category

Homelessness / Refugee

Community Served

All

Healing Hands Ministry

Defray the cost of barrier-free access to healthcare services for the uninsured and underinsured Women and Children Burmese refugee population in Vickery Meadows.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women

Heart House

Head, Heart, and Hands ( H3) Program
Funds education equity programs by providing homework support and social-emotional support.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Civic

Community Served

All

IGNITE

Political Power for North Texas AAPI Young Women
Provides hybrid in-person, virtual, and sustainable community-based training programs to prepare them to step into civic and political leadership roles.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$6,500

Non-Profit Category

Civic

Community Served

Women

LiftFund

Empowering Asian Women Business Accelerator
Establish business support through a four-week small business accelerator program for Asian small business owners.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$4,000

Non-Profit Category

Civic

Community Served

Women

Literacy Achieves

Literacy and Life Skills Program
Serving Immigrant and refugee families with free educational services including Adult English Literacy, Early Childhood Education, and Student Support Services.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

Families

Mosaic Family Services

Multicultural Victims Services Program
Partially supports a salary for a full-time case manager that serves women and children survivors of abuse, including victims of family violence, trafficking, and/or sexual assault.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$20,000

Non-Profit Category

Trauma Recovery

Community Served

Women and Children

Richardson Adult Literacy

ESL for Adults
Provides a 10-level semester-based program consisting of day and evening classes taught by trained volunteers online or in RISD and library classrooms.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$5,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Scholar Shot

Will help an at-risk, low-income student exit poverty by completing career-ready vocational, associate, or bachelor's degrees.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$5,000

Non-Profit Category

Education

Community Served

All

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation

Peace in the Home Social Services
Provides culturally sensitive and trauma-informed therapy service through outreach and education projects for Muslim Women and children.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Trauma Recovery

Community Served

All

Wellness Center for Geriatric Adults

Preventative Health Care Program
Removes barriers such as transportation for elderly Asian women redesign in Community Homes and Low-Income Housing Tax credit Apartments through Collin County.

Year

Grant Amount

2022

$15,000

Non-Profit Category

Health

Community Served

Women