Literacy Achieves receives grant from the Orchid Giving Circle. Photography courtesy of Simon Luna/ Texas Women’s Foundation.

The Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation awarded $376,688 in grants to 24 different non-profits that serve the North Texas Asian community on Nov. 10.

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Over 200 attended the award ceremony at Communities Foundation.

The organizations receive grants with the objective of raising people’s understanding of philanthropy, community issues and the Asian population living in the area.  Grants are provided in education, housing, healthcare, arts and culture, social services and more. One of the recipients was area nonprofit Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation.

“We salute the amazing work that Orchid Giving Circle at TXWF does to make a difference in the lives of the North Texas Asian community,” said Dena Jackson, interim president and CEO of Texas Women’s Foundation. “The collective impact is truly a ripple effect in North Texas.”

The Orchid Giving Circle was established in 2015 by a group of Asian women who use their resources to generate community grants that will help create social change in the North Texas Asian community. They are also a member of the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders In Philanthropy.  The group has awarded $1,359,500 to 35 different organizations in the past 7 years, according to their website.

The Texas Women’s Foundation is one of the largest women’s funds in the world with assets over $36 million. They aim to create an equitable society for women and girls, having awarded $78.9 million in grants over the past 38 years, according to their website.