LOTUS Circle of Silicon Valley, CA

The LOTUS Circle of Silicon Valley is the first Giving Circle focused on grantmaking for nonprofits serving Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Silicon Valley.  Founded in Fall 2012 by professionals and community leaders from technology, consulting, and philanthropy, the group seeks to identify “under-the-radar” and emerging nonprofits doing great work for AAPIs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Its mission is to create learning and investment opportunities for individuals to connect with others who want to actively engage the local AAPI community.  LOTUS then translates learning into action by gathering resources to support emerging and under-recognized nonprofits that address timely and critical issues in the Silicon Valley AAPI community and beyond.