Supporting Our Youth
We reached out to some of our affiliate organizations earlier this year to hear what their greatest needs are right now. Though these organizations work in many areas of service, we found that underserved youth in the Bay Area face some of the most pressing needs. This year's grants focus on projects that support the growth, security and well-being of our youth.
Grants are made through a competitive process. Thank you to our volunteer grants committee members in 2012: Lisa Kang, Director of Grants Administration, California HealthCare Foundation; Nicole Kyauk, Associate Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation; Stacie Ma’a, Vice President, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation; The committee recommendations were reviewed and approved by the Asian Pacific Fund Board of Directors.
Asian Women’s Shelter for the AWS Children’s Program, which includes providing essential shelter and support services to survivors of domestic violence and their children - $15,000
Donaldina Cameron House to help with counseling and academic tutoring for the 65+ children that attend their Bilingual After School Program - $15,000
Community Health for Asian Americans to pilot a program that supports the needs of un/underserved API immigrant and refugee youth attending Oakland International High School through afterschool programming - $10,000
Chinatown Community Development Center to expand Chinatown Intergenerational Programs, which connects low-income, immigrant youth to senior tenants who are actively engaged in the community - $10,000
East Bay Asian Youth Center to sustain and enhance its street outreach and case management services targeting court and gang-impacted Southeast Asian youth - $20,000
Friends of Children with Special Needs to fund the Afterschool Enrichment Program which includes classes and seminars that address Physical Fitness, Intellectual Abilities, Emotional Development, and Social Skills Acquisition - $15,000
Japanese Community Youth Council to revise and refine the program's Life Skills Training curriculum to allow the program to integrate new and innovative, culturally appropriate interventions to prevent the abuse of alcohol and other drugs amongst API youth - $25,000
Maitri to support its Healthy Relationships Project, which will develop and implement a series of Healthy Relationships Workshops for local South Asian youth - $20,000
Oakland Asian Cultural Center to support the expansion of after school youth programs that will be provided through OACC’s Community Collaborations Program in partnership with two local youth serving organizations - $10,000
Vietnamese Youth Development Center to support VYDC's case management services targeting at-risk and high risk youth involved in gang activity, juvenile delinquency and violence - $10,000
With special thanks to our Platinum Annual Campaign Sponsor: