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Asian American Futures is activating a powerful Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) majority for racial justice and cross-racial solidarity.

2023

Our Year in Review

From innovative narrative campaigns to deep investments in community organizations, AAF is proud to share what we collectively accomplished in 2023.

Access our full report here.

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Our Work

Investing in AAPI-Led
Organizations

By the end of 2023, AAF will have invested over $4M in grassroots community organizations targeted at underserved and under-resourced communities.



 

Building AAPI
Narrative Power

AAF works to build narratives rooted in pride, love and solidarity. To build narrative power, we combine our groundbreaking research with our investments in cultivating the narrative capacity of AAPI movement organizations.

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Activating
New Voices

We know that to achieve a powerful majority, we need to create an on-ramp for more AAPI community members to feel like they belong in the movement. Our research and learnings provide an approach to activating a new generation of AAPI leadership.

Photo credit: Andrew Ratto

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About us

AAF invests in emerging grassroots organizations, builds narrative power and activates new voices to shape a powerful AAPI majority rooted in solidarity, belonging and self-determination.

Act Boldly & Courageously

We act with intentionality and the courage to live our values, to act boldly, to take on challenging work, and to uplift outspoken advocates of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)
communities.

Act Collectively with Compassion

Asian American Futures centers people in our work. We approach our work and the communities we serve with compassion, care, humility and empathy.

Trust Our Community to Lead

We trust our staff to bring their expertise to bear on our work. We trust our partners to help support and inform our work. We trust our partners to use grants in a way that best serves their community.

Innovate Investments in AAPI Communities

Asian American Futures is committed to innovating the way we invest in AAPI
communities. We bring a transformational mindset to our work.

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About us

AAF invests in emerging grassroots organizations, builds narrative power and activates new voices to shape a powerful AAPI majority rooted in solidarity, belonging and self-determination

Act Boldly & Courageously

We act with intentionality and the courage to live our values, to act boldly, to take on challenging work, and to uplift outspoken advocates of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)
communities.

Act Collectively with Compassion

Asian American Futures centers people in our work. We approach our work and the communities we serve with compassion, care, humility and empathy.

Trust Our Community to Lead

We trust our staff to bring their expertise to bear on our work. We trust our partners to help support and inform our work. We trust our partners to use grants in a way that best serves their community.

Innovate Investments in AAPI Communities

Asian American Futures is committed to innovating the way we invest in AAPI
communities. We bring a transformational mindset to our work.

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Catalyst Lab
Organizing Accelerator
NHPI Infrastructure
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Narrative Power

Building narrative power with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities is foundational to our work at Asian American Futures and Activate CA. We need to activate a broad majority for civic, community and political participation, some of whom are not yet with us on important issues. Strengthening and amplifying narrative power will help AANHPI people and organizations advance a shared, compelling vision for our communities.

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Activating New Voices

Asian American Futures is working to expand a powerful majority within the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander community that is actively engaged in the advancement of aspirational narratives and connected to other communities of color. Currently there are a range of community members that are unengaged by the existing movement ecosystem.