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The Asian American Community Fund, created and managed by the Federation, allows donors to invest in programs that improve the well-being of Asian Americans. Any contribution, including those for a specific field of interest, is welcome.

Since 1993, the Asian American Federation has raised and awarded over $3 million dollars to over 100 worthy community programs through the Community Fund. Financial support from the Community Fund has also been a source of start-up funding for new organizations meeting a special need. Two such examples are FAHSI (Filipino American Human Services, Inc.) and SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action), which both reflect our long-standing commitment to help establish programs and services for underserved Asian communities.

The Asian American Community Fund provides grants annually pursuant to requests for proprosals and according to member agency needs. A professional allocations committee comprised of grant-making professionals is responsible for funding recommendations.

This year’s priorities are:

  • Capacity Building for Organizational Sustainability (Parts 1A and 1B)
  • Developing and Sustaining Critical Programs & Services
  • Civic Participation

As was the process last year, we hope to make larger grants to fewer agencies, which means that the grant process will, again, be competitive this year.  Most of the available grant funds will be allocated to the three funding priorities as further described in the funding guidelines. Requests that fall outside of the priority areas may be considered on a very limited basis.

To apply, please download the 2012-2013 RFP materials below:

Funding Priorities & Guidelines
Application Cover Sheet
Project Budget
Agency Operating Budget

The deadline for application submission is Friday, February 22, 2013.  If you have further questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact Jo-Ann Yoo at or (212) 344-5878, x217.