2011 Grant Recipients

Newer Asian Immigrants and Emerging Problems

2011 grants supported by the annual campaign focused on newer Asian immigrants and emerging problems. Affiliate agencies requested assistance for working with Burmese, Mongolian, Himalayan, and Cambodian populations, many of which have poverty rates that exceed 50 percent.

Grant Recipients:

Asian Health Services to a) increase access to medical care for Burmese and Mongolians through outreach with parenting classes for mothers, and b) support Cambodian girls who are at risk of sexual exploitation – $25,000

Asian Law Caucus for legal services to low-income Asians in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties especially those with landlord-tenant or employment problems or those who need immigration assistance – $10,000

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach for a legal clinic in Oakland, especially for Mongolian immigrants who are vicitms of domestic violence, fraudulent practices, or have other legal problems, to be conducted in partnership with the First Mongolian Christian Church – $15,000

Asian American Center of Santa Clara County for gang prevention education programs especially for Vietnamese youth in schools and a community awareness campaign through Vietnamese media – $20,000

Center for Asian American Media to produce a video project by Himalayan youth in partnership with Sahayeta, a Bay Area Nepali alliance, providing these youth an educational opportunity to value their heritage and document their immigrant experience – $15,000

Chinese for Affirmative Action to support a) research on emerging needs for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning populations of Asians and Pacific Islanders, and b) the development of an education and acceptance campaign for newly arrived immigrants – $15,000

Lotus Bloom Child & Family Resource Center for a parent education curriculum for Chinese and Cambodian parents with an emphasis on sex education – $12,000

Maitri to support direct services for South Asian victims of domestic violence and child abduction especially in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties – $15,000

Oakland Asian Cultural Center to foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaborations, and social justice, a grant for a collaborative project with the “GER” Youth Center of Mongolian language and folk dance classes – $10,000

Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay to provide incubation resources (office space and consultants) to newer immigrant communities to increase organizational capacity – $13,000