The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) invites you to make an impact by investing in people today. As a safe and trusted option for donors, APCF provides philanthropists a collaborative approach to raise funds for the Asian and Pacific Islander community. With step-by-step support, we offer a variety of giving options and resources that align with your giving preferences, such as:
Create a Scholarship for local youth pursuing higher education, as one designated option for your gift.
Donate Appreciated Stock take a charitable tax deduction for the market value of the stock without having to pay capital-gains taxes.
Donor Advised Funds – to centralize your charitable dollars into one convenient account, this user-friendly fund provides maximum tax advantages and flexibility in donor designation.
Resources for Financial Advisors, including investment options.
Giving Circles for collective donations through a group of friends, family members, or colleagues.
Grant Making to designate your gift toward a cause that fulfills your giving priorities.
The Need is Great
- Asians and Pacific Islanders total over 12 million nationwide and are a rapidly growing group; Census 2000 revealed that the API population grew 75% between 1990 and 2000.
- The Asian Pacific Islander population represents 13% of California’s total population, and is the third largest racial/ethnic group (1.3 million) in Los Angeles County — larger than that of any state in the nation (except California).
- In 2004, Asians and Pacific Islanders comprised only 0.4% of all foundation giving in 2004, steadily decreasing from 0.5% in 2003 and 0.6% in 2002.
- In California, approximately 13% of Asians and 16% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are in poverty, higher than the poverty rate for non-Hispanic whites (8%). (The California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit Briefs. May 2009. 5.)
- With 6.6 million residents who lack health coverage, California is home to the largest number of uninsured residents in the nation. In California, approximately 12% of AAPIs are uninsured, higher than the uninsured rates for whites (7%) and African Americans (11%). (The California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit Briefs. May 2009. 3.)
- The Asian Pacific Islander population is comprised of more than 49 distinct ethnic groups and a multitude of cultures speaking more than 100 languages and dialects.
- Approximately 40% of Asians in California are limited English proficient, most of whom are working-age adults. (The California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit Briefs. May 2009. 3.)
- Asian groups have alarmingly high rates of limited English proficiency and linguistic isolation – more than 85% of the populations in ten Asian groups speak a language other than English at home.
- Asians have a higher rate of senior poverty compared to the general population: 12% versus the county average of 10%.