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Asian American Community Fund

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Asian American Community Fund

The Asian American Community Fund was established by the Federation in 1993 as a source of funds for the Asian American organizations which make up the Federation’s membership.

The Asian American Community Fund provides help in three ways:

  • Annual grant allocations based on requests from member agencies
  • Social work scholarships for agency employees attending graduate social work school
  • Interest-free loan program extended to member agencies to meet their cash flow needs

Occasionally, financial support from the Community Fund has also been a source of start-up funding for new organizations which meet 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 for underserved communities.

The Social Work Scholarship Fund was created in 1991 to address the growing need for professionally-trained, bilingual social workers to serve the Asian American community. As of July 1999, a total of 24 students have received scholarships totaling $46,500. The awards are based on recommendations by the Federation's member agencies, the student's bilingual ability, commitment to work in the Asian American community, and commitment to the social work field. Applications are made available to students through the Federation and member agencies.

Since 1994, the Revolving Loan Program has extended interest-free loans to member agencies as a vital source of emergency funds to ameliorate their cash flow needs.


2001 Asian American Community Fund Grants


Grant Purpose

Grant Amount

Asian Americans for Equality

To support a South Asian Am housing needs assessment


Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Inc.

To support facilities development of new, expanded site


Asian Women in Business

To upgrade and increase website functionality for members and users


Chinatown Manpower Project

To network the staff computers on multiple floors and to establish an Intranet


Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.

To establish a wide area network and for development of an MIS dept


Chinese Progressive Association

To support peer tutoring/mentoring program for youth


Coalition for Asian American Children & Families

To conduct an external stakeholders' assessment and publish an annual report


Filipino American Human Services

To provide seed money for PULSE, a parents collaborative project


Hamilton-Madison House

To help maintain and expand the Women Talk Program for Chinese women


Japanese American Social Services, Inc.

To upgrade computer system, build office network, purchase network printer and standardize multilingual software


Korean American Family Services Center

To create wide area network for two offices, to purchase client management software and training


Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

To continue the immigration fraud prevention program for Asian Am in Queens


Korean Youth Center

To support a new Korean Am women's counseling and support services project and computer/printer upgrade


New York Asian Women's Center

To update current outreach materials and press packets, upgrade computers and purchase new phones


Refugee Women Council

To hire a job developer and to renovate office and equipment purchase


SAKHI for South Asian Women

To support an Economic Empowerment Program for S. Asian women



To support two new school-based leadership project for youth







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