The application period for philanthropies is now open! To apply, download and submit an application form (PDF or Word). Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2020 (no exceptions) to be considered.

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 the general community.

Philanthropy awards are given twice a year, in December and in 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 fundraiser.  A few charities or families we have supported in the past include: Bayside Community Center, Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School, Linda Vista Elementary School, Military Outreach Ministries, Monarch 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: Asian Story Theatre, The Elizabeth Hospice, Enoch Center, Friends of READ San Diego Literacy Program, Hawthorne Elementary School, Just in Time for Foster Youth, Olivewood Gardens, OneSky (formerly, Half the Sky Foundation), Pacific Arts Movement (formerly, San Diego Asian Film Foundation), and the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.  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).

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

For more information or questions about philanthropy awards, contact the Philanthropy Committee Co-Chair.

Last updated 12/10/2019