We envision a world where communities fully participate in a multiracial democracy and lead thriving lives.
Building an ecosystem for change
We believe that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are integral to strengthening America’s multiracial democracy and transforming systemic conditions to improve the quality of life for all. We support and accelerate this progression through grantmaking, movement capacity, and research.
We provide grants to AAPI grassroots organizations to become durable and independent so they can act and win for our communities.
We offer training, technical assistance, access to tools, and facilitate the coming together of our grantees to foster collective growth.
We are one of the largest funders of AAPI movement building. Our strategic investments combined with our research and movement capacity initiatives have created an infrastructure for the full civic participation of AAPI communities across our country. We are forging a nationwide ecosystem of sustainable organizations and leaders who are building power, learning and sharing strategies, and transforming systems for the better.
grants awarded to AAPI-led organizations nationwide to date
of our grantee organizations are women-led
organizations funded since 2013
AAPI Fund Selects Five Accomplished AAPI American Artists for New Creative Catalyst Fellowship
The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund has announced the recipients of its Creative Catalyst Fellowship, which awards $30,000 to five artists to produce interdisciplinary art projects around critical issues impacting the AAPI community and activate civic engagement in the 2024 elections.
Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant
On October 16, 2023, we celebrated the launch of Curtis Chin's upcoming memoir, "Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant." This virtual event was co-sponsored by RUN AAPI.
From our Grantees
Building since 2013
In 2013, a group of pioneering donors came together to discuss ways to substantively boost AAPI civic engagement. It became apparent that a specific fund, dedicated to expanding and deepening community capacity, was needed. Thus, the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund was conceived.