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
New Poll: Asian American Voting Power in 2022 Midterm Elections
The Asian American voting bloc has transformed into a core constituency for progressive values. Asian Americans now hold progressive views on a variety of issues, similar to Latinx and Black voters. This is a strong and continued repudiation of efforts that fomented racial divisions and stoked anti-Asian violence, particularly during the pandemic.
Beyond the Hashtags & Slogans: The Role of AAPIs in Police Reform
In this policy brief, civil rights attorney Je Yon Jung writes about the intersections of the Black-led movement against police brutality and the critical role that AAPIs must play in uniting for police reform. The piece explores the historical underpinnings of policing and the pathway to policing in the United States today. It demystifies the legal and practical basis for the enduring lack of police accountability in courtrooms and our society and why the movement to "defund the police" is not as radical as some believe.
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.