Lacuna Giving Circle

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About our group

Kevin Lo
Leadership
The Lacuna Giving Circle is a democratic philanthropic fund that supports organizations serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in California.

The word ‘Lacuna’ refers to a gap or an unfilled space, and in our case, we’re referring to the sizable gap between need and support for AAPI social justice organizations. Nationally, AAPI organizations receive less than 0.2% of all foundation dollars. We want to change that.

Our members are LGBTQIA, and we are activists, artists, attorneys, communicators, and civil servants. Together, we have raised more than $60,000 to support immigration advocacy, the arts, domestic violence-prevention, and healthcare access.

We also organize events to spotlight pressing issues in the community. Our events have included panels on immigration policy, philanthropic giving, and book readings, including one by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

In addition to grantmaking, we organize events to spotlight pressing issues in the community. Our events have included panels on immigration policy, philanthropic giving, and book readings, including one by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.
$60,000
Total Raised
12
Total Donors
$365
Avg. Donation

Previously supported

P
People's Kitchen Collective
$3,000 raised
Survived and Punished
$5,000 raised
Immigrant Family Defense Fund
$5,000 raised
Asian Prisoner Support Committee
$1,000 raised
Peacock Rebellion
Peacock Rebellion
Richmond, CA
$5,000 raised
Queer Crescent Healing
$5,000 raised
Bay Area Workers Support
$3,000 raised
API Equality - Los Angeles
$3,000 raised
Florence Fang Asian Community Garden
$3,000 raised

Network Affiliation

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy expands and mobilizes resources for AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society and has a network of giving circles around the country.

Location San Francisco, California, United States

Focus Areas Advocacy & Social Justice, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement, Climate Change & Environment, Community Building, COVID-19, Equity & Equality, LGBTQ, Children & Family, Social & Human Services

Membership Focus Asian LGBTQ+ Men

Founded January 2012

Contact Vole.Ink@gmail.com

About our group

Kevin Lo
Leadership
The Lacuna Giving Circle is a democratic philanthropic fund that supports organizations serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in California.

The word ‘Lacuna’ refers to a gap or an unfilled space, and in our case, we’re referring to the sizable gap between need and support for AAPI social justice organizations. Nationally, AAPI organizations receive less than 0.2% of all foundation dollars. We want to change that.

Our members are LGBTQIA, and we are activists, artists, attorneys, communicators, and civil servants. Together, we have raised more than $60,000 to support immigration advocacy, the arts, domestic violence-prevention, and healthcare access.

We also organize events to spotlight pressing issues in the community. Our events have included panels on immigration policy, philanthropic giving, and book readings, including one by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

In addition to grantmaking, we organize events to spotlight pressing issues in the community. Our events have included panels on immigration policy, philanthropic giving, and book readings, including one by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.
$60,000
Total Raised
12
Total Donors
$365
Avg. Donation

Previously supported

P
People's Kitchen Collective
$3,000 raised
Survived and Punished
$5,000 raised
Immigrant Family Defense Fund
$5,000 raised
Asian Prisoner Support Committee
$1,000 raised
Peacock Rebellion
Peacock Rebellion
Richmond, CA
$5,000 raised
Queer Crescent Healing
$5,000 raised
Bay Area Workers Support
$3,000 raised
API Equality - Los Angeles
$3,000 raised
Florence Fang Asian Community Garden
$3,000 raised

Network Affiliation

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy expands and mobilizes resources for AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society and has a network of giving circles around the country.

Location San Francisco, California, United States

Focus Areas Advocacy & Social Justice, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement, Climate Change & Environment, Community Building, COVID-19, Equity & Equality, LGBTQ, Children & Family, Social & Human Services

Membership Focus Asian LGBTQ+ Men

Founded January 2012

Contact Vole.Ink@gmail.com

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