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Lotus Travel's Heritage and Cultural Grant Program

About the program

The goal of Lotus Travel's homeland heritage tour program is to provide an authentic and inspiring look into the wonderful world of Chinese culture. To support this goal, Lotus Travel has developed a grant program to support organizations that educate adoptive families about the rich and beautiful Chinese culture. Families with Children from China, adoption agencies, and similar organizations that are committed to this same goal are encouraged to submit a grant application. Please note that grant applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance for consideration. They may be submitted via email to Lotus Travel's Vice President Lea Xu at lea@lotustours.net or by mail to our Bellevue office at 5990 158th Ave SE, Bellevue WA 98006. Please refer to the application form for additional program details.

Download the Grant Applicaton Form

Grant Recipients of 2010

May 2010
FCC Austin:  $200 to support the first ever Chinese Culture Camp in August 2010. 
See link: http://www.main.org/fccaustin/culture_camp.htm for details.

Grant Recipients of 2009

November 
Greater Cleveland FCC chapter received $100 grant monies to support their November National Adoption month celebrations. 

September
Colorado Heritage Camp for China received a $300 matching gift to support the Junior High campers “More Than Me” program which is designed to encourage middle school students to give back and volunteer.

April
Louisville FCC received $200 to support FUWA camp focused on promoting awareness of Chinese music and art enrichment activities in a Chinese culture camp setting. 

June
The Common Ground Center Camp in Starksboro, Vermont received a $150 grant to support its annual China family camp which offers enriching Chinese culture art and hands on activities families  

Grant Recipients of 2008

July 2008
Dan Bai Reunion: Provide $50 for reunion group to support cultural activities planned for the children during the reunion weekend in June 2008.

FCC Louisville: $200 grant to support cultural camp for children ages 3-13 with an emphasis on art, dance and culinary arts with a focus on upcoming Beijing Olympics game in June 2008

August 2008
FCC- Delaware Valley: Provided $100 to support sponsoring of two rowboats participating in the largest North American dragon boat race festival. Two boats consisted of FCC children and parents and supported by the Lotus Travel grant program.

Springfield Chapter of International Adoptive Families: $150 to support China Heritage Camp for children in Springfiled, Missouri in Aug 2008

September 2008
FCC New York: Provided $100 in grant monies to support the start of a new cultural enrichment program for FCC children, ages 8-10. The program focuses on traditional arts, crafts, storytelling and other culturally significant elements.

FCC-OH (Cincinnati): $100 towards their annual Chinese New Year Celebration

FCC-FL (First Coast): $100 towards their annual Chinese New Year Celebration

Grant Recipients of 2007

Melbourne Beach Public Library, Melbourne Beach, FL: $200 towards kid friendly educational materials that pertain to learning Mandarin

ChildVision: 4 - $500 roundtrip domestic flight vouchers ($2,000 total value)

Holt International Children Services:Two round trip domestic air tickets ($400 total value) for its Bay Area Event Auction

Grant Recipients of 2006

FCC-Delaware Valley: $100 for its Harvest Moon Festival Event

FCC-Rochester: $100 for its Chinese New Year Party in Feb 2007

FCC-Northern California: $200 for its Chinese New Year Party in Jan 2007

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