Capacity Building & Civic Engagement Initiative

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, the Asian Pacific Fund – in partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, and PG&E – 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.


2017-18 Grantee Cohort

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


Click here to learn more about our grantees’ programs and projects.