COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Since the start of the pandemic, nonprofits on the front lines have been tirelessly facing immense challenges. Thanks to the heartwarming generosity of numerous supporters, we were able to mobilize $1.25 million in 2020. However, we know that the enduring impact will be felt for months to come and we are continuing our efforts through our COVID-19 Recovery Fund, which has been recognized by Vox and New York Magazine. The fund will be distributed in grants to Bay Area nonprofits working to address critical issues including:

  • RISE IN ANTI-ASIAN RACISM: The pandemic has contributed to a massive spike in anti-Asian hate incidents, attacks and discrimination. Read more about our focused efforts to address this here.
  • HIGHER FATALITY RATES: The fatality rate from COVID-19 for Asians is nearly triple that of all other ethnic groups in San Francisco.
  • LONGER UNEMPLOYMENT: Almost 50% of unemployed Asians have been out of work longer than any other ethnic group.
  • INCREASED BULLYING: 1 in 4 Asian American youths experience racist bullying.

Please help us sustain our efforts and consider giving to our Recovery Fund today. For any questions, please email


Of the $1.25 million mobilized last year, $1.1 million went directly to nonprofits serving our most vulnerable Asians and Pacific Islanders, including 52 of our affiliates listed below.

AACI Japanese Community Youth Council
APA Family Support Services J-Sei
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum Kokoro Assisted Living Inc.
Asian Health Services Korean American Community Services
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Kultivate Labs
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach Lao Family Community Development
Asian Women’s Shelter Maitri
ASIAN, Inc. Narika
Bayanihan Equity Center NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
Charity Cultural Services Center Nihonmachi Little Friends
Chinatown Community Development Center North East Medical Services
Chinatown YMCA Regional Pacific Islander Taskforce
Chinese for Affirmative Action Richmond Area Multi-Services
Chinese Newcomers Service Center Samoan Community Development Center
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco Community Health Center
Community Youth Center of San Francisco Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance
Donaldina Cameron House Self-Help for the Elderly
East Bay Asian Youth Center Southeast Asian Community Center
Family Bridges Southeast Asian Development Center
Filipino Advocates for Justice SteppingStone
Filipino Community Center Taulama for Tongans
Friends of Children With Special Needs The Richmond Neighborhood Center
Gum Moon Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay
Helping Hands East Bay Wah Mei School
ICAN Yu-Ai Kai/Japanese American Community Senior Service


Thank You to Our Partners