GRANTS

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As the only community-based fund in Southern California focused on the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) community, APCF is committed to sustaining and growing the local API nonprofit sector. Competitive grants from APCF transform the lives of countless residents throughout Los Angeles County and beyond; in the process, they help strengthen the entire nonprofit sector in the region. This makes APCF more than a typical funder – we partner with nonprofit organizations to maximize their impact by offering long-term funding opportunities, core operating support, and resources that go beyond traditional grant making. All grant applicants must serve low-income or underserved API communities locally and meet the strategic criteria of the area to which they apply.

 
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APCF OPERATING GRANT

Since the launch of our operating grant program in 2017, APCF has invested funds along with capacity building resources in supporting organizations that serve API community members in need of the most assistance, with the potential for greatest impact. Given the challenges faced by nonprofits in providing culturally appropriate services in-language to the incredibly diverse API community in the greater Los Angeles area, APCF annually awards grants of $5,000 - $15,000 to support the ongoing work and operations of these organizations.

 

2017


Asian American Christian Counseling Services

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment

OCA – Greater Los Angeles

United Cambodian Community

Visual Communications

2018


API Equality – LA

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement

Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute

Korean American Coalition

Korean American Special Education Center

2019


API Equality – LA

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement

Center for Asian Americans United in Self Empowerment

Council on Pakistani American Affairs

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

Filipino American Service Group, Inc

Filipino Migrant Center

Hope Community Services

Korean American Coalition

Search to Involve Pilipino Americans

Thai Community Development Center

Visual Communications

 

ASIAN PACIFIC COMMUNITY GIVING CIRCLE

Through the Asian Pacific Community Giving Circle (APCGC), APCF offers an annual grant opportunity to organizations serving the underserved API communities throughout Greater Los Angeles County. Comprised of APCF board members and other community members, APCGC’s grant making area changes each year, and has previously included mental health, youth leadership development, language access, bullying prevention, environmental justice, financial literacy, and more. APCGC is a member of the Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) National Giving Circle Network.

2009 – 2010


Japanese American Citizens League – PSW

Khmer Girls in Action

 

2014 – 2015


Chinese Christian Herald Crusade - Family Center

2010 – 2011


Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

Koreatown Youth and Community Center

 

2015 – 2016


Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays: San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander

Khmer Girls in Action

2011 – 2012


Asian Youth Center

Visual Communications

 

2016 – 2017


Housing Rights Center

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

2012 – 2013


API Equality – LA

Herald Christian Health Center

Korean American Family Services

 

2017 – 2018


K.W. Lee Center for Leadership

United Cambodian Community

2013 – 2014


OCA – Greater Los Angeles

Thai Community Development Center

 

2018 – 2019


Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

 

FIRECRACKER FUND

Since 2012, APCF has partnered with the Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc., to offer the Firecracker Fund grant annually to eligible nonprofit organizations conducting programs promoting healthy lifestyles through nutrition and/or physical fitness/activities among undeserved APIs in Los Angeles and/or Orange Counties.

2012 – 2013


Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (now known as Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement)

 

2017 – 2018


Asian American Studies Program, Cal State LA

2013 – 2014


Koreatown Immigrant Wokers Alliance

 

2018 – 2019


United Cambodian Community

2014 – 2015


San Gabriel Education Foundation

 

2015 – 2016


Visual Communications

 

2016 – 2017


Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program