RYSE

Hawaii, focus on unhoused youth , serving Micronesian communities, Samoan, Filipino, Native Hawaiian, and LGTBQ + Youth

The Jahajee Sisters: Empowering Indo-Caribbean Women

New York, focus on domestic/gender based violence, serving Indo-Caribbean women

The Yappie

National, focus on media & journalism, youth-led, serving the Pan-AAPI community

Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies

National, focus on LGBTQ+, serving South Asians

The SEAD Project

Minnesota, focus on community development, serving Southeast Asians

Asian Texans for Justice

Texas, focus on civic engagement, serving pan Asian Americans

Hawaiʻi FoundHer - By Purple Mai’a

Hawaiʻi, Focus on womxn entrepreneurs thru the first and only NHPI/AAPI serving business accelerator

Asian American Voices for Education

Georgia, focus on education advocacy, serves Pan AAPI

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

North Carolina. Focus on food sovereignty and cultural preservation, serving Karen and Chin American

Cut Fruit Collective

California, focus on community development, serving Pan-AAPI

Meet the 2022 Winners

2022 Gold Futures Challenge, an exciting, online model for philanthropy that will award ten prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) organizations for projects that ensure our communities are Seen, Heard, Empowered, and United.

RYSE

Hawaii, focus on unhoused youth , serving Micronesian communities, Samoan, Filipino, Native Hawaiian, and LGTBQ + Youth

The Jahajee Sisters: Empowering Indo-Caribbean Women

New York, focus on domestic/gender based violence, serving Indo-Caribbean women

The Yappie

National, focus on media & journalism, youth-led, serving the Pan-AAPI community

Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies

National, focus on LGBTQ+, serving South Asians

The SEAD Project

Minnesota, focus on community development, serving Southeast Asians

Asian Texans for Justice

Texas, focus on civic engagement, serving pan Asian Americans

Purple Mai’a Foundation

Hawaii, focus on NHPI/AAPI womxn business owners

Asian American Voices for Education

Georgia, focus on education advocacy, serves Pan AAPI

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

North Carolina, focus on food sovereignty/cultural preservation, serving Burmese Americans

Cut Fruit Collective

California, focus on community development, serving Pan-AAPI

Diana Hwang

Founder/Executive Director, Asian American Women's Political Initiative (AAWPI)

Diana is the Founder/Executive Director of the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative (AAWPI), the country’s only political leadership organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women. In 2020, Diana was the first National Political and Organizing Director for She the People, a national network of women of color working to transform our democracy.
Diana was profiled as “one of Boston’s most powerful thought leaders” in Boston Magazine for her work and has been a featured speaker at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. and at several colleges, including Wellesley College, Northeastern University, Dartmouth College and Salem State University where she gave the annual convocation address.
Diana was a former candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate. She carried the city of Boston and outraised her seven opponents in the race. Diana graduated from Dartmouth College and Columbia Business School.

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