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

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.

About the Organization:

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.

organizational budget

$500,000 - $1 MILLION

existence for

0-5 Years

The Issue:

Asian Americans have an important role in the movement for racial justice. We are targets of systemic racism, US imperialism, and harmful racial stereotyping. We have a long history in racial justice movements under leadership from Grace Lee Boggs, Yuri Kochiyama, and others. And we have been complicit in anti-Black racism, for example, Asian Americans opposing affirmative action, Asian police officers killing Black people, etc. We're currently living through a global pandemic, climate crisis, and attacks on democracy that are deepening existing inequities in health, education, economic opportunity, etc. We're also living through the largest movement for racial justice we have seen, one that's calling upon white and non-Black people of color to stand in solidarity with the movement for Black lives. The time is now for Asian Americans to come together and take action--at the polls, in the streets, and by flowing resources--in support of Black and Indigenous liberation!

The Solution:

The Lunar Project is creating:
  • Transformational Learning, Community Building + Giving - 12 week community education cohorts and giving circles for Asian Americans to build community, learn about Asian Americans’ relationship to race and racism in the US, pool resources, and move $100K of capital to Black and Indigenous-led organizations.
  • Solidarity Funding - We are building towards a $20M+ fund that is rooted in solidarity, racial justice, and trust, that will deploy patient, flexible, integrated capital to Black and Indigenous-led organizations, businesses, and community developments. The fund will be governed by a community advisory group of Black and Indigenous movement and community development leaders, who will make funding decisions and help us build our pipeline.

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