Why should you donate?
Together, it is our responsibility to create lasting social change. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have been the target of horrific and heartbreaking violence across the US. Too often, these attacks are ignored and underreported. We must condemn these attacks and amplify AAPI voices and find ways to uplift, empower, and protect the AAPI community.
The Support the AAPI Community Fund aims to do just that, addressing the urgent issues that face the AAPI community as well as broader, systemic problems. With the donations received through the Fund, GoFundMe.org will issue grants to trusted AAPI organizations working to rectify the racial inequalities in our society; This fund will also grant to fundraisers on GoFundMe focused on supporting and uplifting many people within the AAPI community.
Who benefits from your donation?
Donations will support organizations and community fundraisers on GoFundMe that empower and uplift the AAPI community, with initiatives such as increased community safety and support for those affected by violence.
In 2021, this fundraiser and movement was created in partnership with a cross-sectional advisory group of AAPI advocacy and activist leaders, including APIAVote's Christine Chen, Define American's Jose Antonio Vargas, formerly BLD PWR's Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright, and Brad Jenkins of RUN AAPI; cultural leaders Phillip Lim, Gold House, and CAPE. The advisory group provides their expertise on eligible grant recipients, as needed.
This fund remains an ongoing initiative and is actively seeking support. Thank you for making tax-deductible donations to this important program.
Find out more about how you can support AAPI communities.
GoFundMe.org is a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN 81-2279757). Its mission is to provide fast and effective relief to victims of disaster, and to fund education and other charitable initiatives. In its first 5 years of operation, GoFundMe.org raised over $140 million, for distribution to vetted nonprofit organizations serving the same mission, and to verified individuals who are part of the charitable class. GoFundMe.org eliminates the paradox of choice for donors by providing one centralized place to give, knowing that those dollars are efficiently dispersed to the right organizations and people. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.