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Funding Through Subgrants

APIAVote has a reputation for elevating AAPI civic engagement through coalition-building. A key strategy to build our coalition, which includes our Alliance for Civic Empowerment (ACE) of over 80+ partner organizations, are subgrants that in 2022 totaled over $1 million in annual general operating funds. In addition to providing monetary support, APIAVote provides all its coalition members with a year-long curriculum of training and capacity-building assistance. Our support services include coaching and technical support, including the development of field and communication plans, roll-out of civic technology tools, and cost-savings through APIAVote’s national translated direct mail program and voter protection services.

Our subgrants and partnerships also allow these organizations to focus on long-term goals rather than short-term financial challenges, enabling them to make a lasting impact on AAPI civic engagement in their respective regions. With the additional funding, our partners now have the resources to more effectively incorporate civic engagement into their wide-ranging programs. Our partner organizations offer a variety of services, including but not limited to social assistance, business guidance, and legal advice.

Together with our partners, APIAVote is able to build a cohesive national civic engagement movement, uniting diverse communities under a common goal of increasing AAPI engagement in the democratic process.

Subgrantee Beneficiaries

APIAVote - Michigan

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) Michigan is a nonpartisan nonprofit committed to justice and equity for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Michigan through grassroots mobilization, civic engagement, leadership development, and coalition building.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities in Georgia and the Southeast. Through their work, they envision a social movement in which communities of color are fully empowered, active in civic life, and working together to promote equity, fair treatment, and self determination for all.

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Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Coming Together (ACT)

ACT is an independent, non-partisan group of concerned Central Florida Citizens who want to make a difference in their underrepresented community. ACT’s goal is to engage, educate, and empower the Asian American Pacific Islanders (“AAPI”) community in Central Florida and amplify AAPI voices through voter engagement. They achieve this by identifying local AAPI Community’s top “Kitchen Table” Issues, offering an educational public policy platform for the AAPI Community, and working to increase the AAPI voter participation rate by 20%.

Asian American Organizing Project

Beginning 2016, Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded to empower young Asian Minnesotans prioritizing LGBTQ+ and women/femme identified to create systems change for an equitable, conscious, and just society. Through a gender justice and critical cultural lens, AAOP addresses issues impacting our young Asian Minnesotan communities through youth participatory action research, grassroots organizing and canvassing, and narrative shift to co-create community change.

Asian Americans United

Since 1985, Asian Americans United (AAU) exists so that people of Asian ancestry in Philadelphia exercise leadership to build their communities and unite to challenge oppression. AAU has had a particular focus on youth so that young people in our communities are supported to become individually, socially, and politically aware; to exercise their voice; to participate in active struggles for justice. AAU creates generations of leaders who sustain, fight for, and give back to our communities. AAU sees the right to culture as a human right. AAU’s arts and culture work creates social change through engaging community members in realizing community members’ inherent artistic and creative potential and building pride in cultural heritage.

Asian Business Association Foundation - San Diego

Founded in 1990, Asian Business Association of San Diego (ABASD) represents the interests of over 30,000 Asian Pacific Islander (API) owned businesses throughout San Diego County. ABASD believes in building sustainable communities through inclusive economic development and a qualified diverse workforce.

Asian Law Alliance

Asian Law Alliance, established in 1977, is a non-profit organization providing equal access to the justice system for Asian Pacific Islander and low-income populations in the Silicon Valley. Their mission is through providing legal counseling, community education, and community organizing, they promote self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and a better quality of life for all.

Asian Texans for Justice

Asian Texans for Justice (ATJ) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization serving Asian American Pacific Islanders across Texas. With the third largest AAPI population in the United States, ATJ celebrates the rich diversity and experiences of Asian Texans. ATJ connects Asian Texans of all identities to meaningful civic action to build personal and political power for future generations.

AZ AANHPI for Equity

Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander for Equity (AZ AANHPI for Equity) is a state-wide organization striving for equity and justice by building power through community-directed organizing, increasing civic engagement, and empowering young leaders. They envision an AANHPI community that works together to shape its future as a part of the broader racial justice movement and advance their community towards a common purpose of well-being for all.


CAPI helps immigrants, refugees, and people of color connect with the resources they need to build established, happy lives. For some this may be greater food security through their food shelf; for others, it may be securing health insurance through the MNSure assistance they provide. Still, others may be in need of job skills development, training, or navigating the homebuying process. CAPI works to eliminate the barriers and connect each person with what they need today. They’re here to make things simple and help every individual in their community thrive.

Center for Pan Asian Community Services

The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) is a nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, GA. Established as the first and largest Asian and Pacific Islander health and human service agency in the Southeast region. CPACS has been providing its core group of services to immigrant and refugee families in Georgia since 1980.

Iowa Asian Alliance

Iowa Asian Alliance’s mission is to unite diverse Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities with the purpose of fostering economic growth and broader community development within the state of Iowa. By collaborating with the public and private sectors, they work to promote business and economic growth, community and cultural vitality, leadership and educational advancement, and civic responsibility and engagement.

Missouri Asian American Youth Foundation

The MAAY Foundation is the first statewide Asian American and Pacific Islander nonprofit to focus on civic engagement. They seek to build the tools and systems for Asian Americans to thrive in Missouri — starting with young people. The mission of the foundation is to connect, engage, and inspire people to transform our community in the support of developing leadership and advocacy skills among underserved youth in Missouri, particularly in the Asian Pacific American community.

NaFFAA New Jersey

NaFFAA New Jersey is the New Jersey Chapter of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations. Since 1997, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) has been the standard bearer for promoting the welfare and well-being of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States.

NaFFAA Region 5

NaFFAA Region 5 is the Colorado chapter of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations. Since 1997, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) has been the standard bearer for promoting the welfare and well-being of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States.

National Tongan American Society

Founded in 1994, the National Tongan American Society (NTAS) is one of the longest running non-profit organizations to advocate for and empower all Tongan-Americans and other Pacific Islanders. Their mission is to strengthen the Pacific Islander family by promoting health, education, cultural preservation and civic engagement; our vision is to ensure Pacific Islanders are healthy, self-reliant, culturally aware, and civically engaged.

New Mexico Asian Family Center

NMAFC was founded in 2006 by a circle of Asian women who came together to address the lack of culturally and linguistically tailored services for the state's Pan-Asian community. Having started by providing counseling and case management services in a house, NMAFC has now grown to include survivor-led and centered services, programs centering traditional methods of healing, youth and community leadership programs, financial education workshops, cross-racial movement building, and civic engagement work.

OCA Greater Houston

Established in 1979, OCA–Greater Houston (OCA-GH) is one of OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates’ 100+ chapters and college affiliates, with a long track record of programs and initiatives. OCA-Greater Houston is a volunteer driven organization of community advocates that strives to meet the current and evolving needs of a diverse population through a comprehensive continuum of programs targeting different life stages of AAPIs with a focus on developing advocacy, leadership, and civic engagement participation of AAPIs.

OCA Utah

OCA Asian Pacific Islander American Advocates - Utah​​ is a local chapter of the national organization serving the state of Utah. OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States with goals to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity, and fair treatment; to promote civic participation, education, and leadership; to advance coalitions and community building and to foster cultural heritage; OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of Asian Pacific Islander Americans by engaging and organizing its 80 chapters to develop both leadership and community involvement.

Rising Voices Fund

Rising Voices Fund is a nonprofit organization that seeks to organize and develop the leadership of Asian American women (cis, trans, Gender Non-Conforming and femme-identifying) and young people for power around progressive values and policy in the state of Michigan.

South Asian American Voter Empowerment Education Fund

SAAVE Texas’s mission is to increase the political influence of Texas’s progressive South Asian American community through education engagement and empowerment. SAAVE Texas does this through voter registration, supporting and advocating for candidates who align with their community’s values, hosting forums for education, and other forms of voter engagement.

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)

SALDEF is a national Sikh American impact organization focused on building leadership and capacity in the Sikh American community whose mission is to empower Sikh Americans by building dialogue, deepening understanding, promoting civic and political participation, and upholding social justice and religious freedom for all Americans. SALDEF envisions a United States where Sikh Americans are respected and recognized as a vibrant and integral part of the fabric of this nation and are appreciated for shared values of service, social justice, and an unshakeable belief in freedom and equality for all.

Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition

Founded more than 30 years ago by refugees, SEAMAAC’s journey is a story of America shared by a long tradition and history of many immigrants and refugees who first sought refuge in the United States and eventually became the cornerstones of our nation. SEAMAAC’s commitment in serving people regardless of race or national origins has inspired its mission and vision in building a stronger society based on the principles of justice and equity for all. SEAMAAC provides a wide array of direct services and takes an active approach to building community leadership through education, organizing, and advocacy.


The AAPI Research Group and Engagement Team - Ohio (TARGETOHIO) works to activate the collective power of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Ohio. TARGET OHIO achieves this by identifying the population of potential AAPI voters and discern the issues important to this diverse community. Through informed engagement, TARGETOHIO will transform the AAPI community into voters, activists, candidates and policymakers who play a pivotal role in the future of Ohio.


VietLead is a grassroots community organization in Philadelphia and South Jersey that is creating a vision and strategy for community self-determination, social justice, and cultural resilience. VietLead is staffed and led by community members with collectively over 25 years serving our community and are committed to working from love and solidarity. Their community programs include intergenerational farming, youth organizing, health navigation & healing, civic engagement and community defense.