Cherry Blossom Giving Circle, DC


The Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is a volunteer collective of individuals committed to creating positive social change in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Representing diverse cultures, professional backgrounds, perspectives, and interests, we join to pool our resources and leverage them to give back to API‐serving nonprofits in the area ‐ ultimately leading to positive change in the area’s underserved API communities.

Mission: Our mission is to raise funds and awareness that will advance the work of Washington Metropolitan Area nonprofits working to uplift the lives of underserved segments of the region’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Year Established: 2009

Organizations and Projects Funded: 1882 Foundation, Asian American Success Incorporated, Asian Pacific American Cultural Arts Foundation, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, Asian Pacific American Spoken Word and Poetry Summit, Asian-American Homeownership Counseling, Inc., Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project, Chinatown Service Center, Conference on Pacific American Leadership, Emmaus Services for the Aging-Chinatown Center, Hālau Nohona Hawai`i, Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington DC, Many Languages One Voice, Mid-Atlantic Union of Vietnamese Association, Moving Forward: Contemporary Asian American Dance Company, and New Organizing Institute Education Fund

Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is hosted by The Community Foundation for National Capital Region. Donations to the giving circle can be made here.