The Slants Foundation
The Slants Foundation
The Slants Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to changing culture using arts and activism. The organization amplifies underrepresented voices, especially those within the Asian American community and those addressing controversial and timely issues through a social justice lens, and uses that momentum to drive systems transformation.
Indian Health Camp of New Jersey - IHCNJ
Indian Health Camp of New Jersey - IHCNJ
Indian Health Camp is a non-profit organization to provide health awareness, chronic diseases screening and prevention via diagnostic services and other medical testing for uninsured and underinsured individuals in the Community via heath fair activities in New Jersey. The organization is incorporated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes particularly to enhance the quality of life for individuals who do not have medical insurance, who are underinsured or cannot afford adequate medical screening, early detection and intervention.
Golden Lotus Foundation
Golden Lotus Foundation
Through a network of leaders, members, friends, family, and business partnerships, Golden Lotus Foundation connects and brings communities together through community involvement, participation in diversity, Asian ethnic projects, city wide events, and engages in call to action requests by city and county partnerships. The inclusive philosophy of Golden Lotus Foundation works passionately to reconnect Asian Americans with their cultural heritage, but it also seeks to inspire locals and tourists with the universally captivating art, foods, music, dance and customs of Asian cultures. Golden Lotus Foundation provides vital support for Asian American advocacy and inter-generational opportunities to experience Asian traditions.
The Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Asian & Asian American Studies Program at UMass Amherst is like an interdisciplinary minor that is open to all undergraduate students and provides with (1) a thorough understanding of both Asian and Asian American histories, experiences, and contemporary issues and (2) multi-disciplinary and multi-method research, analysis, and critical thinking skills, both of which prepare students for the increasingly diverse, globalized, and interconnected world of the 21st century. We also promote a comprehensive and critical understanding of historical and ongoing issues related to social justice and equity for Asians and Asian Americans and other communities of color in the U.S.
Good Hause
Good Hause
We are an inspired team of writers, designers, developers and thinkers who come together to innovate on behalf of incredible women leaders. While we work across industries and geographies and sectors, from iconic brands to startups, we do it through one universal mission: to elevate the female experience .
SF-Shanghai Association
SF-Shanghai Association
SF-Shanghai Association exist for serving the limited English speaking Chinese/Asian community to improve their quality of lives in America.Volunteers will work together to help immigrants and visiting students in all aspects, including health, career development, family needs, and education. SF-Shanghai Association recruits volunteers to actively participate in civil engagements including but not limited to encouraging citizens to express voices by voting, promoting voter education, promoting assimilation/transition to mainstream culture, and promoting cultural reciprocities.
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC)
From humble beginnings in 1982 , the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center Inc. (CCACC) has grown into one of the well-known nonprofit community organizations in the Washington metropolitan area, by providing a wide variety of services through Adult Day Healthcare, Clinic Healthcare, Home Care, Youth Education, Art and Culture Promotion, Nutrition Program, Adult Literacy Program, Tax Filing Service, Occupational Assistance, etc. for seniors, youths, low-income, non-native English speakers, and any individuals in need. With over 100,000 beneficiaries each year, CCACC is committed to improve, expand, strengthen and explore the service programs to bring the community together.
Boat People S.O.S., Inc
Boat People S.O.S., Inc.
Founded in 1980, BPSOS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, with the mission to “empower, organize and equip Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in their pursuit of liberty and dignity.” Over the past 41 years we have directly assisted approximately 120,000 Vietnamese in multiple US states, addressing urgent needs specific to local communities. Our bilingual and bicultural staff provide direct services in the following program areas: disaster relief, immigration, civic engagement, worker’s rights, occupational health, mental health, health education, health access, domestic violence, family wellness, and adult education. Recently, we have addressed COVID-19 pandemic by addressing vaccine hesitancy and assisting with vaccination appointments.
VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE EAST BAY
VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE EAST BAY
For over 20 years, the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) has been a refuge and resource for low-income, South-East Asians and other underrepresented immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. VACCEB provides a variety of support services including access to nutritious meal deliveries, senior social and wellness programs, housing assistance, immigration legal services, ESL, citizenship, and digital literacy classes, anti-crime and anti-hate education, and employment development. Our programs are designed to provide our clients and their families the support they need to become self-sufficient within a year after their arrival to the United States.
Maui AIDS Foundation
Maui AIDS Foundation
​Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is a nonprofit health and social service organization promoting the sexual health of our community for over 35 years. MAF provides these vital services free of cost; Food pantry Housing assistance Linkage to medical care / medications /dental care Medicaid enrollment Prevention education LGTBQ youth / adult / family support groups HIV/HCV/STI testing and treatment Mental health services / suicide prevention Outreach in trans methadone and substance abuse clinics Naloxone substance abuse program Maui Police Department trainings Referrals for victims of domestic violence Testing / training for inmates, Maui Correctional Center Hepatitis A / B vaccinations
The Lunar Project
The Lunar Project
The Lunar Project is an Asian American solidarity initiative supporting movements for Black and Indigenous lives. \We recently launched a  giving circle for Asian Americans with wealth  who will pool and redistribute resources (minimum of $100K) towards Black and Indigenous led organizations, businesses, and community development projects that are advancing community self-determination and racial justice. The Lunar Project's vision is to use the 12 week Giving Circle experience to prototype a larger integrated capital fund ($20M) that would resource Black and Indigenous-led movements at scale.
Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA)
Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA)
Founded in 1962, KAFLA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that represents and empowers the Korean American community of Los Angeles County. We advocate for the rights and interests of the Korean American community and have been a leader in the promotion of cultural exchange between the Korean American and multitude of diverse ethnic communities. We serve 40,000 people annually through our COVID-19 Response & Relief Fund, Stop Asian Hate, Community Education & Outreach, Vaccine Outreach Clinic, Food Bank, Medicare & Medi-Cal Assistance, Senior & Affordable Housing Assistance, Citizenship Assistance, Voter Registration, Pro Bono Immigration & Labor Legal Clinic, and more.
Arab-American Family Support Center
Arab-American Family Support Center
The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) provides culturally and linguistically competent social services to immigrants and refugees in NYC. AAFSC staff speak 27 languages to support NYC’s diverse Asian American communities, including Bangla, Urdu, Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and Nepali. AAFSC operates across four priority areas - promote, prevent, get ready, and communicate - to promote wellness, prevent violence and abuse, prepare immigrants to lead productive lives, and communicate community needs to partners and policymakers. Our programs include adult education, youth enrichment, mental health counseling, health insurance/SNAP enrollment, domestic violence case management, parenting classes, emergency financial assistance, and legal services.
Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson U
Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson U
The Asian Arts & Culture Center (AA&CC) is a self-support department of Towson University in Maryland which engages audiences at the university and throughout the greater Baltimore, Washington, DC and mid-Atlantic regions in cross-cultural dialogue through a broad range of Asian and AAPI-related artistic and cultural experiences. AA&CC programs (such as exhibitions, performances, discussions, festivals and workshops) are co-curated with and provide platforms for Asian and AAPI creatives to share their stories, traditions, and ideas in critical, intelligent and emotionally compelling ways that promote conversation, celebrate difference, reveal commonalities, broaden perspectives, and increase public understanding of diverse AAPI experiences.
Saheli, Inc
Saheli, Inc. dba Asian Family Support Services of Austin
Pride in our Cultural Identity + Comprehensive Services for Asian Texans = Asian Survivors Creating the World we want to live in. We are survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and work with survivors of all intersectional identities as they journey forward. We provide free: 24/7 language-access hotline, safety planning, basic needs, crisis intervention, language interpretation, food/formula, transportation, clothing/diapers, safe hotel nights when shelter is full, supportive transitional housing, life skills/job-finding support, counseling, peer support, and culture change for gender-justice in community. Our outreach and education is focused on protective factors and ending violence in Asian/immigrant communities in language-accessible and culturally responsive way.
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is the nation’s only pan-Asian advocacy organization bringing together community-based organizations as well as youth and community members to fight for equity for Asian Pacific Americans (APA). CACF was founded in 1986 by social service providers concerned that New York City human service institutions were not adequately serving APA/immigrant families. CACF advances policies that improve child welfare, health, and education services for APAs. Leading a coalition of almost 50 Asian-serving community nonprofits, CACF effectively advocates for their communities, ensuring that APAs have a platform to voice their concerns.
Taiko Community Alliance
Taiko Community Alliance
Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) empowers the people and advances the art of taiko, which is a percussive performing art with traditional roots in Japan. We are an organization run by the people we serve: taiko artists and enthusiasts promoting heritage, creativity, inclusivity, identity and activism through drumming. We do this by providing resources, collecting and sharing data, and hosting taiko gatherings like the North American Taiko Conference (NATC). Our newest program, TaikoStories, will showcase the marginalized voices of our community and also retain them digitally as an ongoing oral histories collection on our website.
Project Respectt, Inc
Project Respectt, Inc.
Project Respectt serves indigenous people of the Pacific Islands in the United States. We reimagine and cultivate contemporary villages creating networks of support for NHPI. We steward support and services for communities of color to build collective agency through strengthening cultural identity and linguistic competencies. Programs are fostered in the spirit of ancestral knowledge, through sharing and storytelling which reflect the body of wisdom collected throughout a great expanse of time. We work to lift the conditions of the ‘whole person’ approach through the lens of racial and social equity. Our mission is to achieve self-determination through respect and reciprocity.
Asian American Women Artists Association
Asian American Women Artists Association
AAWAA’s mission is to advance the visibility, recognition and documentation of Asian Pacific American women in the arts. Our focus is to recognize our community’s cultural agency and promote social justice towards an equitable arts ecosystem. Our work engages the AAPI women artists community by cultivating spaces for education, curation, dialogue, storytelling and legacy building. Through publications, programs and its website, AAWAA is a resource for academics, researchers, arts communities, and the public. Valuing equity, education and community building, AAWAA challenges societal assumptions, promotes cross-cultural intergenerational dialogue and advocates for AAPI women’s voices in media, arts institutions and Art History.
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center
The UMass Fine Arts Center’s Asian and Asian American Arts and Culture Program is the only university-based series of its kind in the country. With audiences in New England since 1993 and online since 2020, we present the full range of diversity and excellence within the Asian and Asian American performing arts and cultural forms. We are dedicated to raising urgent issues through both traditional and contemporary forms, making us one of Asian America’s most important voices at the intersection of arts, education, and social engagement in this historical moment.

API RISE

California, focused on high-risk youth, immigrants & refugees, active and formerly gang affiliated and incarcerated communities, serving the pan-AAPI community

Asian Mental Health Collective

National, focused on mental health access and awareness, serving the pan-AAPI community

Choy Commons

New York/Northeast, focused on food sovereignty and security, ecological restoration, serving the pan-AAPI community

Korean American Artist Collective (KAAC)

National, focused on sociopolitical engagement through arts & culture, serving Korean American artists and the pan-AAPI community

MN8

Minnesota, focused on immigrants/refugees, abolition, and power building, serving Cambodian, Vietnamese, Hmong, Laotian, Southeast Asians

Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM)

California, focus on NHPI arts, cultures and biodiversities.

Pasifika Entertainment Advancement Komiti (PEAK)

National, focused on Pasifika representation, education and narratives, serving the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) community

Red Canary Song

National, focused on labor rights, education, advocacy, serving migrant massage and sex workers of the Asian diaspora, pan-AAPI

She Who Has No Master(s)

National, focused on arts/culture, serving Southeast Asians, Vietnamese womxn and nonbinary writers, Pan AAPI

The Urban Village

Minnesota, focused on cultural preservation, identity affirmation, and community healing, serving the Knyaw (Karen) and Karenni youth of the Myanmar diaspora

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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