The Hmong Impact Giving Network, established in 2017, is a national intermediary and philanthropic organization that cultivates community leaders, strengthens the Hmong nonprofit sector and invests in collaborative solutions invest in collaborative solutions that impact all Hmong communities in the US. HIGN is fiscally sponsored by Social Good Fund in California.
We want to empower Hmong individuals in the United States to be part of our fundraising efforts. We strongly encourage members from different backgrounds to be involved because every voice matters when we are a small community.
Behind this initiative are individuals who have experiences in the nonprofit sector, and understand the impact and benefits of community programs. We understand the difficulties of programs serving the Hmong community, due to the limited resources and funding opportunities. Therefore, we hope to inspire donors who can bring their resources, knowledge, and skills to help us raise funds, and support the growth of the Hmong community. We are compelled to contribute monetary value to the Hmong Impact Giving Network, increase our visibility to drive awareness, and grow our members' community.
To date, we have given donated $7,400 to five nonprofits: The Hmong Institute, Hmong Culture Camp, Hmong Association of WA, Hmong American Community of Oregon, and Hmong Queer Suab.
We are a thriving generation of legacy givers that invests in Hmong-led causes to support action for growth and change.
To inspire and build a network of Hmong philanthropists and Hmong-led organizations to unite and invest in the future of our Hmong communities.
Amplifying Our Giving Together
Co-creation - We believe in co-creating a diverse, multi-generational community for generations to come.
Forward Thinking - We believe in bridging the gap between generations to move the Hmong community forward with collaboration and strategic giving.
Compassion - We believe in listening first to the needs of our Hmong community and meeting individuals where they are at before taking action.
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.