We envision a world where communities fully participate in a multiracial democracy and lead thriving lives.

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AAPI Civic Engagement Fund Awards $5.4 Million in 2023 to Bolster AAPI Civic Participation and Strengthen Multi-Racial Democracy in the U.S.

In May 2023, we announced $5.4 million in general operating grants to 50 groups that are fostering full civic participation for AAPI communities across the country.

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EVENT: Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World

Writer Claire Jean Kim and Colorlines publisher Charlene Sinclair were in conversation with each other, exploring the positionality of Asian Americans relative to anti-Blackness and how this positionality is weaponized to reinforce structural anti-Blackness.

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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.