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How You Can Support Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is committed to advancing racial equity. We recognize the long and disturbing history of systemic and interpersonal racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, and we condemn the recent rise in anti-Asian racism and violent acts across our country.

If you are interested in using your philanthropic dollars to support AAPI communities, here are some organizations to consider.

National Organizations

Stop AAPI Hate (operating under Chinese for Affirmative Action)
“A national coalition addressing anti-Asian hate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

18 Million Rising (operating under Allied Media Projects)
“18MR brings Asian American communities together online and offline to reimagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power.”

Asian Americans Advancing Justice
“Advancing Justice | AAJC’s mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.”

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
“The mission of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is to promote, advance, and represent the legal and civil rights of Asian Pacific Islander communities.”

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
“By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, the AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.”

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
“AAPIP is a national membership organization dedicated to expanding and mobilizing philanthropic and community resources for underserved AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society.”

Asian American Psychological Association
“AAPA’s mission is to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.”

Asian Mental Health Collective
“It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community.”

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)
“As a national, nonpartisan organization, APIAVote’s mission is to work with local and state community based organizations to mobilize AAPIs in electoral and civic participation.”

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
“APIAHF influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.”

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
“The mission of API Legal Outreach is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for the most marginalized segments of the community including low-income women, seniors, recent immigrants, and youth.”

Japanese American Citizens League
“The JACL is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry.”

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
“NAPAWF’s mission is to build collective power with AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities.”

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
“National CAPACD is a progressive coalition of local organizations that advocate for and organize in low-income AAPI communities and neighborhoods.”

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
“NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.”

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
“OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
“SEARAC is a national civil rights organization that empowers Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese American communities to create a socially just and equitable society.”

Local Organizations Serving the Kansas City Region

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City
“The AACC of Kansas City was formed in 1998 as a non-profit organization to enhance the economic opportunities for Asian American businesses through education, networking, and advocacy while promoting community engagement and visibility.”

Global FC
“Global FC exists to bridge diverse cultures to come together, forming just communities where all are free to be fully-known and fully-loved in pursuit of their God-given purpose and potential. Global FC uses soccer as a vehicle for transformative impact.”


We understand that Asian American and Pacific Islander communities are not monolithic, and this is only a sample of organizations serving these richly diverse communities. If you’d like more information about how you can address systemic and institutional racism through philanthropy, please let us know.