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The LOTUS Circle of Silicon Valley

The LOTUS Circle is the first giving circle focused on grant making for  nonprofits serving Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the Silicon Valley.  It was launched as part of the Asian American & Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) giving circle campaign.


Founded in Fall 2012 by professionals and community leaders from technology, consulting, and philanthropy, the group seeks to identify “under-the-radar” and emerging nonprofits doing great work for AAPIs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Its mission is to create learning and investment opportunities for individuals to connect with others who want to actively engage the local AAPI community.  The LOTUS Circle then translates learning into action by gathering resources to support emerging and under-recognized nonprofits that address timely and critical issues in the Silicon Valley AAPI community and beyond.  The LOTUS Circle will make its first grants in Summer 2013.

Julius Paras of Filamthropy is a founding member of the LOTUS Circle.

3 comments on “The LOTUS Circle of Silicon Valley

  1. Julius
    May 6, 2013

    Meet the founding members of our giving circle, our initial wave of grantees, and celebrate service to the AAPI community in Silicon Valley on Wed May 29 in San Jose CA.

  2. Julius
    June 4, 2013

    To learn more about LOTUS Circle of Silicon Valley, giving circles, and more, check out our Facebook page:

  3. Julius
    November 3, 2013

    The LOTUS Circle of Silicon Valley welcomes new members and donors to its organizational meeting for 2014 on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View.

    Contact Julius Paras for more information.
    (t) @filamthropy

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