Red Envelope Giving Circle 

Red Envelope Giving Circle


   The Legacy of Giving 



Red Envelope Giving Circle
(REGC) is committed to
creating positive social change

in the Greater San Francisco

Bay Area through philanthropic support to Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ-led projects
to improve
the lives of
people and


Our 2016 Grantees

Every year, REGC solicits proposals from individuals or organizations. We select the proposals that best fit our mission and values, and gift to those individuals/organizations. Your donation of $250 or more entitles you to help select these organizations/individuals.
As a member of the AAPIP National Giving Circle Network, REGC is committed to fund different organizations or individuals every year. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 a year, apply for matching funds so we can leverage our resources, and gift it all away. In our first year (2012-2013), REGC granted $9,265; in our 2014, we granted $10,000; and this year 2015, we granted $12,000


New Announcement:  Our 2016 Grantees !!!

  • API Queer Justice Leadership Exchange (Sammie Wills)
  • Adrift in Sunset (Narissa Lee / Kar Yin Tham)
  • He(ART) Beat Movement (Lai Wa Wu / RayRay Ebora)
  • The 1st API Transmasculine Retreat (Min Matson)
  • Sarimanok: Creative Embodiment (Rani Lacsa Marcos)
  • Growing Our R.O.O.T.S. (Harrison Seuga)
Adrift in Sunset - Narissa Lee/Kar Yin Tham
Film Description: Adrift in Sunset is a narrative film illustrating the intersections of ethnicity, gender, aging, illness, orientation in a powerfully understated way.

Narissa Lee has been committed to increasing the visibility of API LGBT through the medium of filmmaking. She sources material from her own life, her community, from the people she loves, and the issues relevant to our API LGBT experience. She hopes her films will add to the tapestry that is Asian American LGBT cinema, that her work evokes a sense of pride and inclusion while presenting an opposition to the routine marginalization and reductionism of API's and LGBT people in mainstream media. Adrift in Sunset is a personal piece about a mother afflicted with Alzheimer's reflecting on her life, and a daughter allowing love to come into hers.
Sarimanok: Creative Embodiment - Creative Arts for Queer Pin@ys
Purpose: To challenge the dearth of info about Filipin@ queer immigrants & seek to bring cultural work & wellness to the forefront of collective transformation

Rani Lacsa Marcos is a 1.5 generation queer pinoy cultural worker. He is a core member of Filipino Mental Health Initiative-SF and a graduate student of Drama Therapy at California Institute of Integral Studies. Together with Rachel (RayRay) Ebora, Sheila Rivera, and Katherine (Kat) Cruz, Sarimanok Project seeks to provide workshops rooted in community-based arts, therapy, and place-based engagement for Filipin@ queer community members whose lives have been impacted by economic, cultural, ethnic, linguistic and social challenges.

To see the information of our previous grantees, please click on 2015 Grantees2014 Grantees and 2013 Grantees.