Emerging Needs Initiative

This initiative is funded in partnership with Blue Shield of California Foundation and
the San Francisco Foundation

Given the needs and challenges our community is facing, the Asian Pacific Fund is launching its 2019-20 Emerging Needs Initiative focused on addressing the most pressing emerging needs in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. There are some needs that we can anticipate, such as census outreach for hard to count API populations and the need for voter engagement, especially among young APIs.

We also anticipate new challenges arising that are not yet visible to us, so future funding must be flexible enough to address these types of needs.

To inform our efforts, we hosted regional Listening Sessions with our executive directors to gain a better understanding of these hidden and emerging needs which are listed below. We anticipate these being our key areas of focus to support our most vulnerable Asians and Pacific Islanders as part of this two-year initiative.

2019-20 Grantee Cohort

AAAJ-Asian Law Caucus
Asian Health Services
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Asian Women’s Shelter
Chinatown Community Development Center
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Chinese Progressive Association
Community Health for Asian Americans
Community Youth Center of San Francisco
Filipino Advocates for Justice
Friends of Children with Special Needs
Gum Moon
Korean American Community Services
Korean Community Center of the East Bay
North East Medical Services
Southeast Asian Community Center
Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay


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