Saffron Circle is a giving circle serving the Greater Boston Asian and Asian American community. Our members pool resources to provide critical support for non-profits, from established organizations to emerging programs. We seek to fund initiatives that will leverage our contributions and positively impact the Asian community.
Revere Youth in Action (RYiA)
$3,000 general operating grant for the BIPOC-led youth organization in Revere, whose work focuses on education and racial justice. Specifically, this funding will provide support for its ethnic studies program in which BIPOC youth will develop a model ethnic study curriculum based on the Khmer experience in Revere under the guidance of Dr. Asha Chana, a social justice educator at Revere High School.
Asian Women For Health (AWFH)
$3,500 grant to support AWFH’s Achieving Whole Health program, which aims to address mental and physical health and wellbeing of Asian women. This virtual program employs a peer-to-peer model to empower Asian women to develop whole health goals and enact behavior changes for healthier lives. Participants of the program will have the opportunity to apply and be trained as peer facilitators, in turn creating greater impact in the community. The program aims to shift attitudes about mental health, build participants' capacity for self care and self-efficacy, and prevent crisis situations by addressing physical and mental health concerns.
New England Bangladeshi American Foundation (NEBAF)
$3,500 grant to provide general operating support for NEBAF, which serves immigrant communities from Bangladeshi and other South Asian countries. NEBAF aims to improve cultural cooperation, access to jobs and civic engagement through cross cultural programs, job fair, and a public campaign focused on education on local government processes over the next year.
Apply for a Grant
Saffron Circle grants generally range from $5,000-10,000. Saffron Circle grants will also target collaborative models, organizations/projects that directly engage members of Asian communities to create change in their community, and new and emerging agencies.
Applications typically open by late April. The 2021 grant cycle has ended. Please check back later.
Saffron Circle funds non-profit organizations serving Asian and Asian American communities in Massachusetts. For non-Asian organizations, funds will only be rewarded for programs directly related to serving Asians or Asian Americans. Eligible organizations must be located in Massachusetts and tax-exempt (either 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(3)-sponsored).
Saffron Circle does not make grants to individuals, scholarships/fellowships, programs with religious purposes, political parties/candidates, government organizations, or building campaigns.