UPDATE: Thank you all so much for the enormous, unexpected response to this project. We are ecstatic to announce that we have reached our final goal of $150K, and the fundraiser is now closed.
Please see below for the latest org list and details around fund distribution. We encourage you all to continue supporting these and other grassroots efforts dedicated to Asian safety. Once again, receipts will be posted on our Instagrams after fund distribution.
Now that we’ve reached our $50K goal, we’d like to announce that those funds ($50K) will be split equally between all of the 8 Bay Area organizations listed below.
Because we know that anti-Asian violence happens across the U.S., everything we raise after $50K and the fundraiser close will be distributed evenly between those same 8 Bay Area organizations and 6 similar orgs in LA and NY (also listed below).
Given the sheer volume of donations, we will need a bit more time before posting receipts to sort out some logistics (tax implications, etc.). In addition, due to our massive influx of donations, it is currently unlikely that funds will be matched by an employer, despite what is written in our original post. We are working on this, but any funds that don’t qualify for matching will be donated directly to the organizations.
Although we are not able to sustain this fundraiser beyond Saturday, we encourage you all to continue donating directly to the orgs listed here — and the many more we were unable to include — dedicated to Asian wellness and safety after this fundraiser closes on 2/13.
Lots of love,
Eda and Myles
(Instagram post for reference )
Bay Area orgs:
APENEJ : Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Currently leading the force in Oakland. 501(c)(3)
Oakland Vietnamese Community Center
Delivers 30k meals/month for 2.5k clients, mostly elders. Sadly burned down on 2/6.
Asian Prisoner Support Committee
Dedicated to support API prisoners and deportees. 501(c)(3)
Chinese Progressive Association
Empowers the working class immigrant Chinese community. 501(c)(3)
Filipino Cultural Center
Helping Filipino families access services and build community.
Asian Law Caucus
Focuses on housing rights, immigration, civil rights, and labor issues, among others. 501(c)(3)
APIENC : API Equality Northern California
Builds queer and transgender API power. 501(c)(3)
Stop AAPI Hate
Aggregating and responding to incidents of hate, harassment, and more against APIs in CA. 501(c)(3)
Builds grassroots power with low-income and immigrant communities through organizing, education, and mutual help in LA Chinatown. 501(c)(3)
Works with Southeast Asian youth and their communities on leadership dev, education, advocacy, and community organizing. 501(c)(3)
Little Tokyo Service Center
Provides a comprehensive array of services to help low-income folks and others in need, while contributing to community revitalization and cultural preservation in Little Tokyo. 501(c)(3)
Building grassroots power across low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in NYC.
Aims to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout NYC. 501(c)(3)
Works with survivors of gender-based violence, with an emphasis on helping Asian communities find refuge, recovery, and renewal. 501(c)(3)
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