The Hmong Impact Giving Network is a national network of Hmong giving circles in the US that strives to cultivate effective Hmong philanthropists, strengthening Hmong nonprofits and investing in collaborative solutions and relationships to tackle our community’s social challenges. The Hmong Impact Giving Network is also a fiscally sponsored project of Philanthropy Northwest in Seattle, WA.
What We Do
To fulfill our mission, HIGN supports:
1. Building the capacity of Hmong giving circles in the US and educating the Hmong community about philanthropy.
Providing leadership development training and resources to new and existing giving circles.
Educating and inspiring a new generation of social change leaders to be effective givers of their time, talent and donations to local Hmong nonprofits through a pro bono/volunteer program.
2. Advocating for a more inclusive and collective philanthropy as an empowerment tool to create social change in the Hmong community by giving Hmong philanthropists the opportunity to take the lead on all phases of grantmaking.
Local giving circles: grantmaking focus area is defined by each local Hmong giving circle in their city/state.
National giving circle: grantmaking focus areas are social issues that impact the community at a larger scale such as mental health, gender equality, arts/Hmong culture preservation and issues faced by Hmong men/boys.
International giving circle: grantmaking focus areas are education and job training/entrepreneurship.