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星期五, 7月 15, 2016

藏紅花圈宣佈撥款34000給4個非牟利機構

Saffron Circle
Saffron Circle
Saffron Circle is a multi-generational, pan-Asian giving circle committed to creating positive social change in the Massachusetts Asian community.

Saffron Circle is a fee-waived, donor-advised fund at The Boston Foundation. We are a member of the AAPIP National Giving Circle Network.
Boston, MA, July 14, 2016 – Saffron Circle is pleased to announce $34,000 in grants to four nonprofit organizations. Launched in May 2006, Saffron Circle has utilized individual membership dues and foundation support to leverage over $190,000 in grants to over 20 nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts that serve the Asian community.

2016 Saffron Circle Grantees
Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) was founded in 1987 to develop affordable housing and complementary services for Asian American communities. ACDC received a $5,000 grant to replicate its Chinatown Housing Counseling and Civic Engagement programming for the growing Asian community in Malden.

Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program (JQOP) provides a weekly orchestral instruction to positively impact students, their families, and the community. JQOP received a $10,000 grant to provide financial aid for students who cannot afford the full cost of the music education program, which emphasizes leadership development and mentoring.

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts (SEAC) is based in Worcester and helps Southeast Asians thrive and become significant contributors to the greater community. SEAC received a $10,000 grant for its Immigrant Small Business/Entrepreneur Support Program, which assists English Language Learner (ELL) immigrants in sewing to improve their skills, make business plans, and make connections with mentors.

Vietnamese American Civic Association (VACA) promotes family self-sufficiency and well-being among the Vietnamese community of Greater Boston. VACA received a $9,000 grant to support the Civic Assistance and Engagement Project in Dorchester, which will provide the Vietnamese community assistance and workshops on voting, selective service, and citizenship applications.
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Saffron Circle is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic giving circle committed to creating positive social change in the Massachusetts Asian and Asian American community. Members come together to support social change by pooling resources, sharing talents, and learning about issues and giving opportunities. Each member has the opportunity to participate in grant making and in developing the giving circle. Saffron Circle currently has over 30 members and is a fee-waived, donor-advised fund at the Boston Foundation. Saffron Circle is also a member of the Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) National Giving Circle Network. Please seehttp://www.saffroncircle.org/ for more information.