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The Slants Foundation
The Slants Foundation
2021
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
Indian Health Camp of New Jersey - IHCNJ
Indian Health Camp of New Jersey - IHCNJ
2021
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
Golden Lotus Foundation
Golden Lotus Foundation
2021
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
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
2021
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
Good Hause
Good Hause
2021
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
SF-Shanghai Association
SF-Shanghai Association
2021
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
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC)
2021
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
Boat People S.O.S., Inc
Boat People S.O.S., Inc.
2021
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
VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE EAST BAY
VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE EAST BAY
2021
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
Maui AIDS Foundation
Maui AIDS Foundation
2021
​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 /
The Lunar Project
The Lunar Project
2021
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
Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA)
Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA)
2021
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
Arab-American Family Support Center
Arab-American Family Support Center
2021
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
Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson U
Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson U
2021
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
Saheli, Inc
Saheli, Inc. dba Asian Family Support Services of Austin
2021
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:
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
2021
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
Taiko Community Alliance
Taiko Community Alliance
2021
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
Project Respectt, Inc
Project Respectt, Inc.
2021
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
Asian American Women Artists Association
Asian American Women Artists Association
2021
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
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center
2021
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
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)
2021
NAPAWF’s mission is to build the collective power of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls to gain full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities. We engage in five core strategies: base-building and leadership development,
Immigrant History Initiative
Immigrant History Initiative
2021
The Immigrant History Initiative is a nonprofit startup founded in 2017 to mobilize and empower Asian American communities through in-depth programming using history, storytelling, and political education. Our mission is to bridge generational rifts and break the silence around racial
Building Community in New Hampshire
Building Community in New Hampshire
2021
Building Community in New Hampshire was founded in 2009 by Bhutanese refugees as a self-help organization. We now help refugees from all nations navigate their way to safe, healthy, prosperous, and connected lives in New Hampshire. Our case managers and
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA)
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA)
2021
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) is a 501(c)3 organization for youth ranging in age from kindergarteners to college students. Our mission is to foster a strong sense of belonging in youth and to provide them with tools to thrive academically,
Penn Asian Senior Services
Penn Asian Senior Services
2021
PASSi helps Asian American seniors access the support they need to live independently in their community. We provide culturally appropriate, in-language care through home caregivers, an adult day care, and a community center that any community member can join. We
Feed Forward US LLC
Feed Forward US LLC
2021
Feed Forward is the catalyst to a better food future. We are a collective of individuals with a distinct passion and determination for a better food economy. Like most, we have also experienced the flaws of our current system;
Densho
Densho
2021
Densho is a Japanese term meaning “to pass on to the next generation,” or to leave a legacy. Densho is an online archive and public history organization that documents the stories of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Our
Narika
Narika
2021
Narika’s mission is to promote women’s independence, economic empowerment and well-being by helping domestic violence survivors with advocacy, support and education. Narika was founded in 1992 in the Bay Area to address domestic violence and abuse, specifically in low-income, immigrant
AACA 1
AACA
2021
Founded in 1967 as a social club for Chinese immigrants, today AACA is one of Massashusetts’ largest, greenest, and most diverse workforce development agencies. In addition to job training, AACA offers ESOL classes, comprehensive social services, employment services, and a
Studio ATAO
Studio ATAO
2021
Studio ATAO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-driven think tank. We create tools and resources empowering individuals, organizations, and policymakers to integrate social impact into their everyday life and work. Our mission is twofold . One, to create accessible, relevant resources
Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation
Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation
2021
The Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation (APALF) prepares and better equips Asian Pacific American (APA) leaders for public service and civic involvement. APALF produced The Race Epidemic documentary as an organizing and training tool. This documentary explores the history of
Apex for Youth
Apex for Youth
2021
While Asian students represent 16% of NYC's public school population, less than 2% of city and foundation funding goes to Asian-led organizations, and 1 in 4 Asian-Americans live in poverty. These issues have only worsened through COVID. Apex works to
War Legacies Project
War Legacies Project
2021
WLP is a global NGO that helps many in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, as well as in the U.S., including veterans, to overcome ongoing legacies of Vietnam War-era use of Agent Orange and Explosive Remnants of War.
Special Service for Groups - Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (SSG-APIFM)
Special Service for Groups / Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (SSG/APIFM)
2021
Based in Los Angeles, Special Service for Groups (SSG) is a non-profit health and human service organization dedicated to building and sustaining community-based programs that address the needs of vulnerable communities. Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (APIFM) is an SSG
Alliance for Climate Education
Alliance for Climate Education
2021
ACE works at the nexus of youth, climate justice, and democracy. Since our founding in 2008, we have reached millions of youth as we: Educate young people about the climate emergency, and provide immediate opportunities to take action; Engage our
Korean American Family Services, Inc
Korean American Family Services, Inc. (KFAM) - Asian Foster Family Initiative (AFFI)
2021
Founded in 1983, Korean American Family Services' (KFAM) mission is to empower underserved Korean and AAPI families through culturally responsive programs. KFAM is the nation’s first and only AAPI-focused Foster Family Agency with services available in Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog
Southern California Public Radio
Southern California Public Radio
2021
Southern California Public Radio – home to 89.3 KPCC , LAist.com , and LAist Studios – is a multiplatform public media network that serves to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing high
OC HUES
OC HUES
2021
A collaboration, called OC HUES, consisting of OCAPICA, Southland and KCS (fiscally sponsored by KCS). OC HUES’ mission is to Hear, Unite, Empower, and See the Asian American communities we serve in Orange County. Our organizations specialize in community and
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)
2021
SCIDpda, the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, is a community development organization whose mission is to preserve, promote, and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District (CID)—a vibrant pan-Asian community and unique ethnic neighborhood. Formed by the community
Asian Community Development Council
Asian Community Development Council
2021
The mission of the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities in Nevada. The ACDC will provide services to underserved communities, including Nevada Health Link
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI)
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI)
2021
The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, advances research on all aspects of migration and supports students, scholars, and community organizations. Bringing together research, training, and public engagement, BIMI aspires to inform, educate, and transform knowledge
Mensana Mental Health Services (Mensana)
Insight Children & Family Services d/b/a Mensana Mental Health Services (Mensana)
2021
Mensana Mental Health Services (Mensana) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Diana Nguyen Borsack to provide exceptional mental and behavioral health services to the children, youth, and families of Orange County, California. Mensana was established to offer affordable mental
Asia Institute - Crane House
Asia Institute - Crane House
2021
In 1987, when Asia Institute Crane House (AICH) launched, Asian culture was not as familiar to Louisville, Kentucky and the region as it is today. As such, the main mission of AICH was to share and educate about Asian Culture
BreastfeedLA - The Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force
BreastfeedLA - The Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force
2021
The Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force is an organization that is composed of concerned community members, health care professionals, the local health department and the local breastfeeding coalition. Through community leadership and engagement, the goal of the Task Force
Vigilant Love
Vigilant Love
2021
Vigilant Love (VL) is a grassroots organization that uses arts, healing, and activism to resist Islamophobia, anti-AAPI violence, and xenophobia. Our work draws links between the incarceration, profiling, and surveillance of Japanese Americans during WWII and the ongoing treatment of
Chinese Coffee Club
Chinese Coffee Club
2021
Chinese Coffee Club, formerly known as the Angel is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage Chinese Americans to share resources and support among the community by hosting free Coffee Night Talks every week benefiting 300-500 online audiences each
Asian American Resource Foundation
Asian American Resource Foundation
2021
Asian American Resource Foundation (AARC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to serve the special needs of Asian Americans in the metro Atlanta area. AARC provides human services, education, and job placement to the poor and disadvantaged members of
Sayyadina LLC
Sayyadina LLC
2021
Sayyadina LLC is a performing arts company that works to inspire compassion and understanding through film and TV featuring women leadership and multiculturalism, championing each person's strength, value, and worth. Sayyadina LLC creates mixed-Asian female leads in all of the
Laal NYC
Laal NYC
2021
Laal provides resources that Bengali womxn need to live healthy, engaged, and joyful lives. Founded by two Bangladeshi womxn -- one first generation and one newly immigrated-- from the Norwood neighborhood in the Bronx, Laal was created in direct response
Rising Voices Fund, a project of Tides Foundation
Rising Voices Fund, a project of Tides Foundation
2021
Rising Voices Fund, a project of Tides Foundation, funds the infrastructure to develop the leadership and organizing capacity of Asian American women (cis, trans, and gender non-conforming) and young people. Founded in 2019, we support organizing for power through strategic
Dozfy & Urban Artworks
Dozfy & Urban Artworks
2021
Dozfy, LLC is a collaborative group of artists working across mediums and styles to install public works that illuminate stories, histories and connectedness. Founded by Seattle-based artist Patrick Nguyen, the group creates artworks meant to inspire community conversations and bridge-building
OCA-Asian Pacific Advocates National
OCA-Asian Pacific Advocates National
2021
Founded in 1973, OCA–Asian Pacific American Advocates is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit, membership-driven organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 50 chapters and affiliates around the country. Touching hundreds of thousands of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational
Sparkle Change
Sparkle Change
2021
Sparkle Change is a consumer research community focusing on getting AAPI consumers’ voices heard by advertisers and marketers, and empowering community organizations through partnerships. Sparkle Insights is a full-service research and strategy firm with extensive experience in insight development for
Empowering Marginalized Asian Communities
Empowering Marginalized Asian Communities
2021
Empowering Marginalized Asian Communities (EMAC) serves and support marginalized Southeast Asians by empowering our communities through advocacy and healing from our present and past disparities to build an equitable and robust future. Based in Stockton, CA, a home to various
Listen for a Change
Listen for a Change
2021
Listen for a Change is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2016 committed to breaking the cycle of discrimination by empowering voices using personal storytelling. We target marginalized individuals who have been personally affected by trauma, stigma, and/or social injustice. We work
Ephemera Pictures, LLC and Media Bridges, Inc
Ephemera Pictures, LLC and Media Bridges, Inc.
2021
Ephemera Pictures, LLC was created to produce and distribute educational, historical, and cultural documentaries. Vanishing Chinatown is the first production by Ephemera Pictures. Shining the spotlight on Asian American people, culture, and the arts that have not been appreciated before
IMPACT Bay Area
IMPACT Bay Area
2021
IMPACT offers violence-prevention programs for women, youth, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and others to embody their own power, set effective boundaries, defend their physical and emotional safety, and heal. We envision a courageous and caring community that embraces healthy boundaries with physical
Council on American-Islamic Relations, California (CAIR-CA)
Council on American-Islamic Relations, California (CAIR-CA)
2021
CAIR-CA is a civil rights and advocacy nonprofit serves the Muslim community in California, including a large Muslim AAPI community. CAIR-CA specializes on issues of civil rights and immigration including the protection of Muslims from hate crimes and bullying. We
KAN-WIN
KAN-WIN
2021
KAN-WIN is a community-based organization that supports Asian immigrant survivors through their journey toward freedom from violence. KAN-WIN’s comprehensive, wrap-around services and programs include, but are not limited to: 24/7 multilingual crisis hotline, legal clinic and advocacy, transitional housing program,
Equal Justice Center
Equal Justice Center
2021
The Equal Justice Center is a non-profit law office and employment justice organization that empowers low-income families, workers, and communities to achieve fair treatment in the workplace. The EJC helps low-wage working people take legal action to recover unpaid wages
Dragon Kim Foundation
Dragon Kim Foundation
2021
The Dragon Kim Foundation was founded in 2015 by Grace and Daniel Kim in honor of their 14-year-old son Dragon, who died in a terrible camping accident. After his passing, the Dragon Kim Foundation continues his legacy, carrying on his
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
2021
AIISF is the primary nonprofit organization working in collaboration with Angel Island State Park to preserve the buildings at the former US Immigration Station at Angel Island and to uplift its histories and stories. During the years that the station
Happy50plus, LLC
Happy50plus, LLC
2021
Happy 50 Plus is a social mission organization, currently serves 6,500+ older Chinese Americans. Happy 50 Plus offers both online and in-person life-enhancing information, fun events, educational workshops, and quality products to encourage and inspire 50-plus Chinese/AAPI Americans to age with physical/mental
LAAUNCH
LAAUNCH.ORG -- LEADING ASIAN AMERICANS TO UNITE FOR CHANGE
2021
LAAUNCH was created by in 2020 to address anti-AAPI racism and underrepresentation on a national basis. The founders/board members bring over 150 years of business, nonprofit and entrepreneurial experience to work on high impact initiatives. Our major project thus far
Asian Women for Health
Asian Women for Health
2021
Asian Women for Health (AWFH) is an expansion of the Asian Breast Cancer (ABC) Project , a peer-led program established in 2010 by survivor Chien-Chi Huang, to address the breast health disparities of Asian women in the Greater Boston area.
Christ the King Deaf Church
Christ the King Deaf Church/DeafCAN! Program
2021
In a world where Deaf people are often outsiders in their own countries and even families, DeafCAN! reaches to find, affirm, teach, lift, liberate, and engage the most vulnerable among them, those with mental/physical challenges, immigrants/refugees, DeafBlind, & prisoners/returning citizens.
SAADA
SAADA
2021
SAADA creates a more just future by sharing stories of the nearly 5.4 million South Asian Americans, so that struggles of past and current generations for inclusion and belonging are not the same struggles we leave to the next generation.
Fulkrum Media
Fulkrum Media
2021
Founded in 1994, Fulcrum is a vertically integrated Canadian media and marketing communications company that provides extensive sales and marketing expertise in the Canadian market. Fulkrum Media is an AAPI owned production studio that specializes in food-centric video.
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
2021
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) was founded in 2008 to fulfill the need for a festival space in Philadelphia that was focused on supporting the growing Asian filmmaking community. PAAFF is dedicated to supporting and highlighting the experiences
Angry Panda Workshop
Angry Panda Workshop
2021
Angry Panda Workshop is a new values driven media & entertainment project. We are creating & producing Asian American stories addressing pressing issues facing our communities. We have come together to pair our experiences of organizing in Asian American communities
ACE NextGen
ACE NextGen
2021
ACE NextGen - GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE POWER OF THE ACE NEXTGEN COMMUNITY Our mission: Connect like-minded, community-focused API entrepreneurs. Elevate our businesses through relationships, education, and funding. Give Back to accelerate our community's positive impact. Why? Community. Being
Muslim Legal Fund of America
Muslim Legal Fund of America
2021
Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is a charity that funds legal work and programs to defend Muslims against injustice in American courtrooms, prisons, and communities. Muslim Legal Fund of America is the ONLY national tax-exempt nonprofit legal fund dedicated
CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)
CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)
2021
CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) elevates and changes the stories Hollywood tells about the AAPI communities in three ways: (1) Nurturing and engaging creative talent and executive leadership. (2) Provide cultural content consulting and talent referrals. (3) Championing
AccesSOS
AccesSOS
2021
AccesSOS, is a tech nonprofit on a mission to make emergency help accessible. For any emergency, 911 is the go to phone call for all of us, except for the 37 million Americans who can't communicate in English, hear ,
Cambodian Community Association of Maine and the Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition
Cambodian Community Association of Maine and the Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition
2021
The Cambodian Community Association of Maine (CCAM) is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to improve the quality of life and the social and economic well-being of Cambodian people in Maine through cultural exchange, community building and civic engagement. Maine Immigrants’
Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC)
Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC)
2021
The Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC) was founded in 1970 to address the needs of justice-system involved Asian youth, making CYC one of the most experienced organizations supporting and uplifting AAPI communities. From this deep history, CYC empowers
Ka ʻAha Lahui O ʻOlekona Hawaiian Civic Club of Oregon and SW Washington
Ka ʻAha Lahui O ʻOlekona Hawaiian Civic Club of Oregon and SW Washington
2021
Ka ʻAha Lāhui O ʻOlekona Hawaiian Civic Club of Oregon and SW Washingtonʻs mission is to actively participate in the promotion, perpetuation and practice of the Native Hawaiian culture and values.
World Journal
World Journal
2021
Established in 1976, World Journal is one of the largest Chinese media in the United States, providing multimedia news coverage through daily newspaper, website, mobile and social media. We are a US based, independent media company.
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Asian Pacific Environmental Network/AYPAL:Building API Community Power
2021
AYPAL is a youth organizing and leadership development organization working with API youth to cultivate youth power, promote social justice, empower the community, and create leaders to drive positive social change in Oakland. Utilizing ethnic studies curriculum, arts activism, base
Koreatown Youth and Community Center
Koreatown Youth and Community Center
2021
Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) was founded in 1975 and is one of the oldest community-based organizations serving the Korean American community in Los Angeles, California. KYCC is a multi-service agency offering comprehensive whole family services in Korean, Spanish
The Juggernaut
The Juggernaut
2021
The Juggernaut is a media company and community for South Asians around the world. Our first target market is the United States, where South Asians are the fastest major demographic and over $460b of spending power. We are funded some
SPARK Accel by Taiwanese American Citizens League
SPARK Accel by Taiwanese American Citizens League
2021
SPARK Accel is a virtual accelerator and community for Taiwanese American founders. We seek to inspire, educate, and accelerate the growth of the entrepreneurs and the businesses they lead. SPARK Accel is an initiative under the Taiwanese American Citizens League,
Korean Resource Center
Korean Resource Center
2021
Founded in 1983, the Korean Resource Center (KRC) empowers Korean Americans, immigrants and communities of color through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing in California. KRC has two offices in Koreatown, Los Angeles (LA), and one office in Orange County (OC).
API FORWARD
API FORWARD
2021
API Forward’s mission is to develop, through education, civically-engaged, socially-responsible Asian American and Pacific Island leaders and professionals. We believe in a world where Asian American and Pacific Islanders have equal opportunities and are contributing to the well-being of their
KoreanAmericanStory
KoreanAmericanStory.org
2021
KoreanAmericanStory.org was founded to capture, preserve and share stories of the Korean American (KA) experience through the power of storytelling. We do this through a variety of mediums to provide an authentic view of our humanity, educate and celebrate the
Amplify Asian America
Amplify Asian America
2021
Previously known as The 2020 Project, Amplify Asian America (A3) strives to build up civic participation in Asian American youth. We partner with celebrities and influencers in the Asian American entertainment realm to educate and excite youth about voting. To
Dorkaholics
Dorkaholics
2021
Dorkaholics is a team of creatives who are intentional in their beliefs and passionate about pop culture. Utilizing their creative capabilities, Dorkaholics regularly produce content that not only appeals to fans of film, tv, comics, games, and other realms of
Kollaboration San Francisco
Kollaboration San Francisco
2021
Kollaboration SF, is the San Francisco chapter of Kollaboration, a global non-profit organization dedicated to discover, empower, and connect AAPI artists and leaders to promote diversity representation in media. Kollaboration SF is composed of passionate volunteers who are proud to
Filipino Youth Leadership Program
Filipino Youth Leadership Program - DBA: Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
2021
The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a network of high-performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries. We continually expand the pipeline of leaders in the diaspora. By
AAX Media (Asian American eXchange)
AAX Media (Asian American eXchange)
2021
First full-time non-profit multimedia platform in English created BY AAPI FOR AAPI to BE the voice of AAPI. AAX endeavors to share and promote AAPI daily : their good works, amazing talents, history, struggles, injustice, inequality, and culture in an
Just Like Media, LLC
Just Like Media, LLC
2021
We are a podcast-first media company that focuses on sharing Asian American stories. We’re here to uplift and inspire the Asian American community by featuring stories of and by people who look and sound... Just Like Me and you!
The 1947 Partition Archive
The 1947 Partition Archive
2021
The 1947 Partition Archive empowers South Asian Americans to document oral histories in their local communities from witnesses of the world's largest mass refugee crisis that occurred during the 1947 creation of India and Pakistan, and remains a nearly forgotten
Music Fusian NW
Music Fusian NW
2021
Music Fusian NW is based in Clark County, Washington and we are the first nonprofit organization in the county that brought cultural blending concerts with a focus on Asian Americans into communities. To address the issue of Asian American history
SAAVETXEF South Asian American Voter Empowerment Texas Education Fund
SAAVETXEF South Asian American Voter Empowerment Texas Education Fund
2021
SAAVETXEF is a grassroots voter empowerment and education organization focused on underrepresented South Asian-American communities in Texas. For too long, our communities have been overlooked and marginalized in American civic life. Our goal is to amplify our communities’ voices by
EM Collective
EM Collective
2021
EM Collective's goal is to empower Asians and Asians Americans through storytelling, create pathways to effective advocacy and civic engagement, create community inclusion events, and tell the stories of local AAPI businesses, immigrant and refugee, cultural history and experiences of
Asian American Federation
Asian American Federation
2021
AAF is the largest Asian leadership organization in New York. We advocate for better policies, services, and funding, and ultimately, for justice and opportunity for Asian immigrants in the City’s poorest communities. For 32 years we've raised the influence and
Asian American Writers' Workshop
Asian American Writers' Workshop
2021
The Asian American Writers' Workshop is dedicated to amplifying Asian American literary culture. We produce one of the country's most vibrant series of literary events; we incubate emerging writers through two fellowship programs that provide material support and unparalleled guidance
US-Vietnam Research Center
US-Vietnam Research Center
2021
The US-Vietnam Research Center is an academic institution in the Global Studies Institute at the University of Oregon, which seeks to promote research in the areas of contemporary Vietnam, US-Vietnam relations, and the Vietnamese American community. The Center commissions research,
Damayan Migrant Workers Association, Inc
Damayan Migrant Workers Association, Inc. (Damayan)
2021
Damayan was founded in 2002 by Filipino domestic workers to address exploitation in their jobs. Damayan means "helping each other". To help each other, we: 1) provide critical services, especially to labor trafficking survivors; 2) organize a strong membership base;
Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC)
Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC)
2021
APIDC provides a voice and face to AAPIs with disabilities. We create platforms for our often invisible members of our community to be heard and seen, provide tools for empowerment and opportunities to unite in shared experiences and advocacy goals.
AMAZN HQ
AMAZN HQ
2021
AMAZN HQ is a media outlet that seeks to shine a light on the most marginalized community in mainstream American sports, Asian Americans. Our mission is to give a voice to perpetually undercovered and misrepresented Asian American athletes with the
San Diego API Coalition
San Diego API Coalition
2021
The San Diego Asian Pacific Islander (API) Coalition is a group of San Diego API organizations that operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Pacific Arts Movement, a 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to facilitate conversations with API communities and advocate
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
2021
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) empowers Asians and new immigrants to build healthy families, achieve greater economic success, and contribute to thriving communities by providing a broad range of innovative and family-centered programs and services to more than 13,000 children,
GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance
GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance
2021
GAPA is a Bay Area-based organization that provides social, cultural, political, and professional programming for the queer and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander (QTAPI) community.
Midwest APIDA Students Union (MAASU)
Midwest APIDA Students Union (MAASU)
2021
Midwest APIDA Students Union (MAASU) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization run by Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) undergraduate college students for APIDA undergraduate college students. MAASU innovates and strives to meet the needs of others while aiming to create
Association of Chinese Americans, Inc
Association of Chinese Americans, Inc.
2021
The Association of Chinese Americans, Inc. (ACA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1972. It’s the founding chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), which has over 50 chapters and affiliates across the United States. Specifically, ACA plays
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago
2022
Advancing Justice | Chicago understands racial equity as the condition where one's racial identity will no longer statistically predict one's life outcomes. As an organization with a racial equity mission, we unequivocally believe our work must target root causes and
Asian Business Center
Asian Business Center
2022
In 2021, we (the Asian Business Center) partnered with UCLA's Asian American Studies Center and Center for Neighborhood Knowledge to identify gaps in the recovery as well as the impacts of the Anti-Asian Racism. Clearly, the impact was felt more
Soar Over Hate
Soar Over Hate
2022
Soar Over Hate emphasizes transparent actions and direct impact. We are very quick to mobilize on the ground in response to hate crimes, and we were one of the first groups in NYC offering these safety resources to API folks.
Viet Rainbow of Orange County (VROC)
Viet Rainbow of Orange County (VROC)
2022
VROC stands on the shoulders of previous LGBTQ+ Vietnamese American activist groups in Orange County and is part of that legacy. When VROC was rejected from participating in the 2013 Tết Parade in Little Saigon, the parade organizers stated,
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
2022
ACRS has decades of expertise in providing culturally competent services to immigrants, refugees, and members of other Asian and Pacific Islander communities. ACRS is led by staff and and board members who mirror the communities we serve. We bring years
18 Million Rising 1
18 Million Rising
2022
18 Million Rising is a small but mighty team of 6, and growing. We are Southeast Asian, East Asian, mixed race, queer and non-binary, first generation and immigrant. We are organizers and artists, cultural workers and creatives - beyond our
Meals for Unity
Meals for Unity
2022
Over the past year, since our inception in April 2021, with the assistance of our impassioned volunteers, we have served over 6,000 meals; and we are striving to continue to expand into different vulnerable communities in other NYC boroughs. This
Minnesota Voice
Minnesota Voice
2022
Minnesota Voice partners with organizations who support our shared values in protecting our democracy and our collective fight for racial justice. We want to build and implement strong integrated voter programs based in census data and usage of the voter
North Carolina Hmong Women Association, Inc
North Carolina Hmong Women Association, Inc. (NC HWA)
2022
NC HWA seeks to address issues facing NC Hmong women and girls in today’s world and equip them to overcome tomorrow’s challenges. Our programs are focused on Hmong women and girl issues, at the same time engage Hmong families and
TAIWAN FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON, INC
TAIWAN FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON, INC
2022
Boston, as an academic hub and with high living quality, fosters a strong and diverse group of community members. Our leadership team consists of first generation Taiwanese Americans, Taiwanese permanent residents, doctorate candidates, master students and working professionals. Together, we
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii
2022
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii (BGCH) is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Since our first Clubhouse opened in 1976, BGCH has
Sur Legal Collaborative
Sur Legal Collaborative
2022
Sur intentionally focuses on democratizing legal knowledge to address a root cause problem: that lawyers often have an outsized role in access to social justice. Not everyone can afford an attorney and direct legal services non-profits are often at capacity.
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
2022
NAPAWF is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact
Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders for Equity (AZ AANHPI for Equity)
Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders for Equity (AZ AANHPI for Equity)
2022
Since we advocate for marginalized communities, our organization is women and LGBTQ+ led. We strongly believe that directly impacted and marginalized folks are the experts of social issues and we have the solutions our communities need. With the overturn of
Herald Christian Health Center
Herald Christian Health Center
2022
Herald Christian Health Center has been deeply rooted in the Chinese immigrant communities in San Gabriel Valley for 15 years. In fact, most of our employees are first generation immigrants themselves, including the Chief Quality Officer who is working on
Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)
Asian American LEAD (Leadership Empowerment And Development for Youth and Family)
2022
AALEAD programs fill the resource gaps in schools and community programs for AAPI youth in the DC Metro Region through existing partnerships with local school districts. AALEAD has a 20+ year track record of supporting this population and has plans
MinKwon Center for Community Action - APA VOICE Coalition
MinKwon Center for Community Action - APA VOICE Coalition
2022
APA VOICE is a 22 member organization strong coalition convened by the MinKwon Center in 2014. We emerged as the first pan-Asian coalition in NYC to increase civic participation rates among AAPIs, which historically ranked lowest in the City. APA
First Tech Fund
First Tech Fund
2022
Over the last two years, we have been able to support over 130 students, with 24% of the students coming from Asian-American backgrounds across all five boroughs of New York City. We measure overall success through a few mechanisms: student confidence
Japanese American National Museum
Japanese American National Museum
2022
JANM believes in the importance of remembering our history to better guard against the prejudice that threatens liberty and equality in a democratic society. JANM strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans and a forum that empowers all people
Detroit Public Television
Detroit Public Television
2022
Our AAPI programming, and specifically, the AAPI Storytelling Initiative involves journalists and producers who identify with the AAPI community in conjunction with partners doing grassroots work in the AAPI Advisory committee. The co-producers of the storytelling initiative, Zosette Guir
Louisville Public Media - Podcast Incubator
Louisville Public Media - Podcast Incubator
2022
Understanding that podcasting was not their expertise, the team pitched their idea to Louisville Public Media, who saw its value and chose it to be part of their podcast incubator initiative. Through the program, LPM offered strategic and production assistance,
Grassroots Asians Rising
Grassroots Asians Rising
2022
GAR is the only national network of grassroots organizations in working-class, pan-Asian communities. GAR’s leadership body consists of seven organizations that are highly trusted and respected in social change movements and within broader communities of color. These organizations have 15
Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership (A-KEEP)
Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership (A-KEEP)
2022
AKEEP evolved from an Educational Exchange Program for Alabama and Korean high school students – Hwarang Global Youth Leadership Program to a global partnership facilitator and key cultural component in Alabama. We designed several curriculums for non-speakers to gain
Parent-Child Relationship Association Inc
Parent-Child Relationship Association Inc
2022
Empowering immigrant youth is the main focus of PCR. At PCR, we assist immigrant youth in Brooklyn to integrate into their community, access resources and services, and improve psychological well-being. Youth participate in PCR volunteer activities to build their capacity
Silk Road Rising
Silk Road Rising
2022
Silk Road Rising believes that stories help to weave connections between communities; they allow us to find common ground in unexpected ways and to see what unites us rather than what divides us. We believe that expanding representation of AAPI
International Children Assistance Network
International Children Assistance Network
2022
ICAN was built by members of these communities in order to address these intersectional needs with a vision to create a positive cycle that will liberate Vietnamese and Southeast Asian American communities to provide for their loved ones and to
Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association
Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association
2022
ITASA is led by students who are passionate about the Taiwanese American community. The organization’s leadership is intimately aware of their community’s needs, leveraging both their lived experiences and external leadership. ITASA leadership is selected from individuals who not only
Harness
Harness
2022
Harness educates, inspires, and activates a community of artists, cultural strategists, social justice advocates and entertainment industry leaders to use the power of storytelling to imagine and create a more equitable world. Our programs and campaigns have catalyzed wide-scale support,
Womankind
Womankind
2022
Womankind has over 4 decades of experience, starting from a single phone line in 1982 and trailblazing the path for other community based organizations to follow. We've won awards for our agency's own model of practice- 'MAP"(Moving Ahead Positively). An
Teatro San Diego
Teatro San Diego
2022
Our board of directors is fully BIPOC and represent the community we are serving in southern San Diego which is predominantly of Philippino-American and Mexican-American origin. Our directors have decades of experience in Broadway, touring and regional professional productions in
Asian American Federal Employees for Non-Discrimination (AAFEN)
Asian American Federal Employees for Non-Discrimination (AAFEN)
2022
AAFEN has a mix of people with talents and experiences who came together because of the pivot in U.S.-China relations and the collateral damage to many Asian Americans that ensued that foreign policy change. Previously, the Asian American civil rights advocacy
Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG)
Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG)
2022
Although remote with a population of 770,000 people, Alaska has an incredible amount of linguistic diversity that often goes unrecognized and is undervalued. AKPIRG has been working tirelessly to change this. Anchorage, Alaska alone has the most linguistically diverse school
National Ecumenical Forum For Filipino Concerns - Inland Empire (NEFFCON-IE)
National Ecumenical Forum For Filipino Concerns - Inland Empire (NEFFCON-IE)
2022
In light of rising incidents of hate against AAPI communities and recent census data that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) are among the fastest growing racial groups in California and nationwide, NEFFCON-IE conceived a strategic plan to
OCA Greater Phoenix Chapter
OCA Greater Phoenix Chapter
2022
OCA Greater Phoenix Chapter is a member-based organization, meaning that we innately have deep ties with the community around us. Our chapter has existed for almost 25 years, and OCA National, our parent organization, will be 50 years old next
SAAVETXEF South Asian American Voter Empowerment Education Fund
SAAVETXEF South Asian American Voter Empowerment Education Fund
2022
SAAVETX EF will increase voter engagement by expanding the electorate. We plan to invest early in innovative tools and repeated outreach to find and register potential voters in 8 heavily South Asian counties. This tool will help us overcome barriers
MASA Fund Foundation Inc
MASA Fund Foundation Inc
2022
MASA Fund was formed to engage an often-ignored community of voters in Florida–Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians (MASA)–and mobilize them to push for much-needed policies at the state and national levels Our data reports over 450,000 registered MASA voters living
Asian American Professional Association
Asian American Professional Association
2022
There are twice as many AAPIs in professional jobs yet we are grossly under-represented in leadership roles. There are plenty of challenges ahead of us to achieve equitable representation from job recruiting for the marginal minorities to senior management roles
PABNEEG
PABNEEG
2022
The People’s Advisory Board for New Educational and Economic Goodwill is a Hmong-founded and run 501(c)(3) organization that works with low-to-no-income ethnic communities, with a focus on the local Colorado Hmong, AAPI, and BIPOC communities. Our goal is to provide
Asian American Liberation Network
Asian American Liberation Network
2022
Asian American Liberation Network has fostered strong relationships with communities and leaders in Sacramento and surrounding counties, prioritizing equity by listening to the communities closest to the pain, and we are well-positioned to deliver services in culturally and linguistically appropriate
Ahri Center
Ahri Center
2022
Ahri Center addresses immigrant injustice by being a vehicle for youth-led civic engagement and centering the voices of immigrant families in Orange County, even during the pandemic. Building Leaders Organizing Our Movement (BLOOM), made with a local Latinx community-based organization,
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
2022
CCC is a hub that uplifts neighborhood identity, values artistic development, and brings together diverse people, while sparking relevant dialogues through timely partnerships, community engagement, and high-quality productions.
They Can't Burn Us All, Inc
They Can't Burn Us All, Inc.
2022
Since June 2021, we've organized over 40 free defense classes in Chinatown NYC and LA which served both youth and adults in the community. BRAV3 self-defense training was a direct response to empowering our community to stand up. After seeing
APIA Scholars
APIA Scholars
2022
Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) students experience barriers to equitably access and persist in higher education institutions. Barriers to college access have overwhelming impacts on these outcomes. Our research indicates prominent barriers such as: limited access to postsecondary educational
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)