About Us


Our mission is to strengthen the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area by increasing philanthropy and supporting the organizations that serve our most underserved community members.


We envision a thriving Asian and Pacific Islander community with presence and impact.

Emerald Yeh

“I like to think of the Asian Pacific Fund as a bridge that connects the diverse spectrum of Asian Americans in the Bay Area. While we celebrate the impressive success in our community, we also acknowledge the great needs, especially among newer Asian American populations. We link donors, who are appreciative of how far they’ve come on their own bridges and know the value of a helping hand, to those just beginning their journeys.”
Emerald Yeh, Asian Pacific Fund Founding Board Member

Core Areas of Focus

  • PhilanthropyWe work to increase and mobilize resources from donors, corporations, and institutions to support the Bay Area’s underserved AAPIs.
  • Community: We support a network of over 90 affiliate organizations that serve AAPIs across a wide range of needs, including senior and youth services, health and well-being, counseling, legal services, advocacy, civic engagement, and arts and culture.
  • Leadership: We cultivate leadership by recognizing current and future AAPI leaders who have succeeded and are role models for giving back and making a difference among our youth in higher education and philanthropy.
  • AwarenessWe bring to light emerging issues as they impact AAPIs in the Bay Area.

Hear about the Fund’s work from leaders of four APF nonprofit affiliates: