The Asian Pacific Fund is the only foundation in the region that makes the highest priority of grants to Asian agencies while directing funds to the areas of greatest need.
The Fund monitors the emerging needs of Asian Americans in the Bay Area and selects a priority area in distributing grants each year. Agencies that want to be considered for a grant are asked to complete a pre-qualification process by becoming an affiliate agency of the Fund. At that time, we review their tax-exempt status and compliance with other criteria.
In recent years the priority areas have included the following:
- Cushioning the impact of severe state budget cuts on a broad range of services including job training, respite care for families of the frail elderly and counseling on home foreclosures
- Childhood obesity health education
- Immigration and naturalization
- Mental health planning and advocacy
- Domestic violence