Philanthropies

The application period for philanthropies is closed. Please check back again in January 2018.

Every year, the San Diego Chinese Women’s Association awards funding to organizations in San Diego County that promote public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the Chinese culture and/or provide relief and services to the Chinese community, and to other groups as the membership decides.

Philanthropies are awarded twice a year, in December and June:

1. Holiday donations to organizations, charities, and/or families in need are awarded in December.  The membership identifies and chooses recipients for the proceeds from our holiday luncheon.  A few charities or families we have supported in the past include: Bayside Community Center,  Barnard Mandarin Chinese Magnet Elementary School, Linda Vista Elementary School,  Military Outreach MinistriesMonarch School for homeless children, SAY San Diego (Social Advocates for Youth), and Union of Pan Asian Communities.

2. Philanthropy funds (ranging from $500-$2500 each) are awarded in June.  Some of our past recipients include: Lucky Lion Dancers of the CCBA, Pacific Arts Movement (formerly, San Diego Asian Film Foundation), San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, House of China, Asian Story Theatre, Hawthorne Elementary School, Enoch Center, and international organizations such as Half the Sky Foundation.  Agencies and organizations interested in applying for our philanthropy awards are required to submit an application by the deadline.  To apply, download and fill out the philanthropy application form (PDF or Word) and submit it by March 31, 2017.

The total number and award amount of philanthropy monies granted will depend on availability of funding and the number of applicants.

For more information or questions about philanthropies, contact the Philanthropies Chair.

Last updated 04/01/17