AAPI Organizing Fund

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Donate to groups organizing in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities who are building long-term power to transform the places where they live — and win elections up and down the ballot.

Unchecked white supremacy has led to continued anti-Asian violence. Our shared vision for liberation means we have to confront racism and xenophobia at its core and commit time, money, and resources to organizing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

A horrific rise in anti-Asian violence has been happening all over the country since the rise of COVID-19, egged on by constant racist attacks from Trump and the right-wing. AAPI-led partners across the country are demanding transformative justice via robust, responsive crisis intervention, mutual aid, and grassroots power-building. There is no hope for a truly multiracial democracy when the lives of Asian, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are under threat.

All donations are re-granted to groups in the fund. The size and frequency of grants for each group are regularly assessed by MVP’s grant-making team and state advisors based on where additional funding is most needed. For more information or to discuss a customized giving plan, please email [email protected].

This fund is administered by Movement Voter Project, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Donations are not tax-deductible.

This fund supports 12 groups
Arizona
Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Advocates (AZ AANHPI Advocates)

Founded in the summer of 2020, AZ AANHPI Advocates encourages civic engagement and educates the community on relevant public policies to facilitate the creation of an equitable society and inclusive democracy. They know that engaging AANHPI voters in Arizona was crucial in securing progressive wins in the 2020 election and will continue beyond. As a growing demographic, the organization’s continued outreach is key to ensuring that the AAPI community has a voice in shaping the trajectory of Arizona politics.

Group Type: 501c4
Arizona
Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander for Equity (AZ AANHPI for Equity)

AZ AANHPI for Equity Coalition’s mission is to ensure that the AANHPI community and other marginalized communities are a part of the decision making process and garner the appropriate resources for the population in need. The AZ AANHPI for Equity Coalition will ensure the development of nuanced solutions to both AANHPI and broader community issues pertaining to census count and voter engagement.

Group Type: 501c3
Florida
Emgage Action - Florida

Emgage Action has taken on voter registration and mobilization drives over the past two cycles and has started to run Muslim candidates for office in municipal elections. They focus on organizing and leadership development in Muslim, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, and Brown communities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and 6 other counties.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC
Georgia
Asian American Advocacy Fund

Asian American Advocacy Fund is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization dedicated to building a politically-conscious, engaged, and progressive Asian American base in Georgia. Through a combination of policy advocacy at local, state, and federal levels, and by supporting candidates that believe in their values, the organization fights to create a better Georgia for all. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast.

Group Type: 501c4
Georgia
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta (AAAJ-Atlanta)

For the past 10 years, Asian Americans Advancing Justice has been working tirelessly to build power and raise the civic consciousness and engagement of Asian Americans in Georgia. They are the leading organization training, educating, and organizing in multiple different Asian American languages and communities year round. They are building the AAPI community as part of the new electorate of Georgia that is inclusive, immigrant, Black, women-led, queer and working towards building the New South.

Group Type: 501c3
Michigan
Michigan Asian American Progressives

Michigan Asian American Progressives drives multiple strategies for power, developing leadership and organizing capacity within Asian American communities and targeting Asian American women and young people in particular around relational organizing and political education in order to move local state and federal progressive policy and help elect progressive candidates to champion those issues. They believe that an election is an opportunity to increase engagement and build organizing relationships with their constituency, and that positive electoral and policy wins are one tool for empowering their communities. In 2020, they supported members to run and win their elections in multiple Michigan counties.

Group Type: 501c4
Michigan
Rising Voices of Asian American Families (RVAAF)

Formed in 2019, Rising Voices of Asian American Families (RVAAF), a project of Engage Michigan, is a fiscally sponsored 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to increase the civic participation of Asian Americans in Michigan by developing the leadership, organizing, and power-building capacity of Asian American communities.

Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
ReleaseMN8

ReleaseMN8 began as a grassroots campaign in August 2016 led by the families of eight Cambodian Minnesotans to prevent their detention and deportation by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement. ReleaseMN8 has grown through the active participation of Asian American grassroots community organizers expanding its mission to advocate for all Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees facing unjust detention and deportation. Their mission is to provide direct support to Southeast Asian families impacted by detention and deportation through community organizing and leadership development and civic engagement to bring about social and political change resulting in community power to protect human rights and allow families to live together. ReleaseMN8 believes those who are most impacted must have power, voice and resources for change to happen.

Group Type: 501c3
North Carolina
North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT)

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among Asian Americans and allies in North Carolina through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization and political participation.

Group Type: 501c3
North Carolina
North Carolina Asian Americans Together in Action

NCAAT in Action is committed to supporting equity and justice for all by building political power among Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and allies in North Carolina through voter education, progressive advocacy, and leadership development.

Group Type: 501c4
Pennsylvania
Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance (API PA)

The Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance’s (API PA) mission is to build long-term power for APIs in Pennsylvania by coordinating political, electoral, and legislative work to hold elected officials accountable, engaging in culturally competent and linguistically accessible direct voter contact with communities, and building solidarity with other aligned communities of color across the state.

Group Type: 501c4
Wisconsin
Hmong American Women's Association (HAWA)

The Hmong American Women’s Association (HAWA) was founded by a group of thirteen community women who had a strong passion to advocate, organize and share concerns reflected by women in the larger Hmong community in southeastern Wisconsin. HAWA has served thousands of Hmong women, youth, and children in the greater Milwaukee area, including direct services, mutual aid, civic education, community organizing, and leadership development.

Group Type: 501c3
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