Fostering a culture of civic participation within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
AAPI Civic Engagement Fund’s Anti-Racism and Intersectional Justice Fund
We support efforts by local community-based organizations to combat violence and hate. In 2020, the Fund made over $1.6M one-time grants to local AAPI groups to counteract anti-Asian violence and is currently looking to expand this effort.
We support local AAPI groups in multiple states across the country with general operating grants and opportunities to develop and grow through participation in the Learning Program. Since July 2014, we have made over $11 million in grants and provided more than 2,200 hours of customized coaching to our grantee partners.
We are a strategic convener of a cohort of AAPI groups; supporting their growth as organizational movement and power building leaders achieving specific policy, systems and transformational change. We support grantees through funding, organizational learning, and peer-to-peer learning and strategy explorations at regular convenings.
We understand that civic engagement activities are one set of important tools that must be deeply integrated within the other core programs of an organization in order for transformational, systemic change to happen. We have designed a learning program that supports grantees in integrating civic engagement into the overall growth of their work.
Our Learning Program takes a learner-centered approach to investing in the individual, team, and community growth of grantees. Grantees are invited to reflect on their core learning priorities for growing their organization across four learning areas: civic engagement, strategic communications, organizational development, and intersectional justice. As they identify learning priorities, they are offered varied learning supports – coaching, peer-to-peer exchanges, mentoring – designed to best fit how their teams learn and grow best.