About Gold Futures Challenge
Asian American Futures and Gold House are proud to announce the 2022 Gold Futures Challenge (GFC) will open on Monday, May 2nd. The GFC is an online model for philanthropy that annually awards ten prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) organizations that ensure our communities are Seen, Heard, Empowered and United.
The Gold Futures Challenge aims to unite AAPIs across the country behind common goals and inspire increased participation among all generations of AAPIs in philanthropy, volunteerism, civic engagement and social innovation. In addition to awarding grants and mentorship, the Gold Futures Challenge will provide an online space for the public to learn about a wide range of innovative and impactful projects and programs across the country that will improve AAPI communities. Each completed application will be promoted on the GFC website on its own page with buttons for direct donations and ways for people to volunteer for the project.
We are looking for bold, innovative, and creative proposals that activate new interest in supporting our evolving AAPI communities. Together the winning organizations will create progress that will change the course of the AAPI future!
The inaugural Gold Futures Challenge will award ten prizes totalling $500,000. The prize amounts will be determined by public vote from a pool of ten Finalists chosen by our Selection Committee.
Dinner Guys Giving Circle is sponsoring a mini grant for organizations that focus on AAPI LGBTQ+ Elders. This is an additional opportunity for organizations to receive funding who focus on this target population.
The Beyond 2 Cents Giving Circle is sponsoring a mini-grant of $2000 to fund to any LGBTQ+ AAPI paid staff organization with a focus on leadership development. All Gold Futures Challenge applications that fit this criteria will be eligible.
In addition to monetary prizes to support the winning programs, our winners will also receive the following non-monetary awards and opportunities:
- All TEN FINALISTS will receive a membership into the Gold House Future Network.
- All TEN FINALISTS will be invited to participate in the Node Institute, a series of professional development workshops hosted by Node, a non-profit social education network to empower AAPI community leaders.
- All TEN FINALISTS will receive a 1-year subscription to Catchafire, an organization that strengthens the social good sector by matching professionals who want to donate their time with nonprofits who need their skills.
- The TOP FIVE FINALISTS will receive a 1-year membership to Resilia.