The mission of the Asian American Giving Circle is to encourage philanthropy in the Asian and Pacific American community, to contribute to the community in a strategic and meaningful way and to bring a new source of funding to nonprofit organizations serving APAs throughout the Greater Houston area. Our strength lies in our collective giving; by pooling our funds, we make a more effective, powerful impact together than we could through individual contributions. The Giving Circle provides the opportunity to learn about issues, organizations and giving opportunities in the APA community.
The Asian American Giving Circle is funded by its members, comprised of APA community leaders, emerging leaders and supporters. We are a designated fund of the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
We have the distinction of being the first Giving Circle in Houston, and the only Circle in Texas dedicated to supporting Asian/Pacific American (APA) needs! The simple idea behind a Giving Circle is that by joining and putting a membership gift into a community pool, we can make a greater impact by providing larger grants than through our individual gifts.