Discretionary Grants

2017-2018 Capacity Building & Civic Engagement Initiative Funding

This initiative is funded in partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation and PG&E

We know that grants to support capacity building and civic engagement efforts are a top priority, yet they can also be among the toughest areas to secure funding.

In response to this need, Asian Pacific Fund is supporting two-year capacity building and civic engagement grants. The capacity building efforts we are supporting include leadership development, strategic planning, strengthening fundraising and building technology infrastructure. We are also supporting civic engagement strategies designed to move grantees’ constituents one step further along the path toward increasing their civic participation. While Asian and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing racial group in America, we know that effectively advocating for our rights requires the power of our collective action and voice.

Current Grantees

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Chinatown YMCA
Chinese Newcomers Service Center
Donaldina Cameron House
Friends of Children with Special Needs
Gum Moon
Korean American Community Services
Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay

For more details on the projects we funded, click here.

For a summary of our 2014-16 Capacity-Building & Civic Engagement Initiative, please see our Past Grantees section.