Root 54, CA


Root 54 is the first Giving Circle located in San Diego and its mission is to promote philanthropy among the Filipino-American community by supporting and strengthening nonprofit organizations that promote Fil-Am culture and community involvement with positive social and leadership activities.  

The Circle’s name originates from the first and only Filipino-American named Highway in the United States. The majority of Root 54’s core members were heavily involved in student/community organizing during their college years. Although the core members’s lives have evolved, they still share the passion for their culture and community and thought that the Giving Circle campaign would give them that avenue to give back.