Leo’s Story

“Before we came here, we thought it would be like heaven in the US. But it was like hell. One day, my mom took me to Cameron House, and things started changing. The people there are kind and helpful. They not only teach me English but also how to be a better person…. Because of Cameron House, I feel like my future is bright.”

Leo T., Cameron House client

Like many Asian immigrants, Leo experienced social isolation when he moved to the United States. That all changed when he became a client at the Donaldina Cameron House. He was able to receive critical language services, access educational programs, and make social connections with others like him.

The Asian Pacific Fund works with a broad network of affiliate organizations who collectively reach more than 100,000 of the Bay Area’s most vulnerable Asian and Pacific Islander community members. Our affiliate partners address the hidden needs of our community by providing programs that focus on poverty and unemployment, mental health, education and youth development, access to health care and legal services, and civic engagement.

In the past year, we distributed more than $1.3 million in grants, scholarships, and donor-advised funds to tackle these needs.

We invite you to learn more about our work, our supporters, and hope that you’ll consider making a tax-deductible gift that will make a lasting impact.