Seattle Foundation highlights N2N grantees supporting the AAPI community
Seattle Foundation remains committed to supporting nonprofits centering equity. In addition to VietQ, we would like to highlight several other N2N grantees supporting the AAPI community:
- Viet Q. To support the leadership development and coalition building and planning for the first-ever LGBTQ+ Vietnamese conference in South Seattle/White Center that will serve as a catalyst for advocacy campaigns focused on increased civic engagement and combatting homophobia, transphobia, and cultural norms.
- Khmer Community of Seattle KC. To solidify and train the new board leadership of a re-established Khmer Community of South King County (KCSKC), based in South Seattle and White Center, as well as conducting deep community engagement with the Khmer community to understand their priority issues.
- FIGHT (Formerly Incarcerate Group Healing Together). To support a series of workshops and presentations in South Seattle led by and created by Asian Pacific Islander youth focused on the impact of police brutality, state violence, deportations and the justice system has on API communities. Events would culminate at the Youth Summit at Clallam Bay Correctional Center.
- PICA (Pacific Islander Community Association). To support the development of a new organization and a Pacific Islander Community Summit aimed at strengthening social and political power through a unified Pacific Islander agenda spanning Kent, South Seattle and White Center.
- SEAPI (Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander) Health Summit. To support the development of SEAPI youth and community members from South Seattle as they become cross-cultural health advocates and plan the second Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander Health Education Summit. (SeaFdn Element: Vibrant Communities, Health & Wellness)
- Lao Women’s Association. To support increased leadership in the Lao women’s community by training and educating board members on how to run an effective organization, as well as convene a series of conversations with Lao parents and children about how to best advocate for their education in South Seattle.
- Seattle Mongolian Youth Center. To support a culturally responsive Mongolian women’s leadership series focused on increasing confidence, leadership, education and economic prosperity for Kent area Mongolians.
- UTOPIA. To support a “Talanoa” four-part dialogue series focused on building bridges between diverse, intergenerational communities by addressing challenging issues raised by Queer and Trans Pacific Islander community in Kent.
- Education with Purpose for Pacific Islanders. To support their “Pacific Islanders Community Engagement for Racial Equity” project in the Kent School District, specifically to fund cultural and identity workshops, build peer mentoring and begin addressing school and community issues with policymakers in the city and school district.
Other Seattle Foundation AAPI grantees:
- India Association of Western Washington (Funded through Regional Census Fund, Voter Education Fund, and COVID-19 Response Fund): The mission of IAWW is to connect, serve and empower the Indian Community through cultural activities and community services.
- International Examiner (Funded through Engagement Pipeline): The oldest and largest nonprofit, pan-Asian Pacific American publication in the Northwest. Named after the historic and thriving multi-ethnic International District of Seattle, the IE aspires to be a credible catalyst for building an inspiring, connected, well-respected, and socially conscious Asian Pacific American community.
- Friends of Little Saigon (Funded through COO Policy and Systems Change): The mission of the Friends of Little Saigon is to preserve and enhance Little Saigon’s cultural, economic, and historic vitality.
- Chinese Information and Service Center (Funded through Regional Census Fund and COVID-19 Response Fund): CISC helps immigrants throughout King County achieve success in their new community by providing information, referral, advocacy, social, and support services.
- InterIm CDA (Funded through Regional Census Fund and Voter Education Fund): Affordable housing and community development organization based in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. InterIm CDA provides multi-lingual, culturally competent housing-related and community building services to Asian, Pacific Islander, and immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle.
- International Community Health Services (Funded through Regional Census Fund, Voter Education Fund, and COVID-19 Response Fund): Deeply rooted in the Asian Pacific Islander community, ICHS provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health and wellness services and promotes health equity for all.
- Filipino Community of Seattle (Funded through Regional Census Fund and COVID-19 Response Fund): Foster the well-being of Filipinx in Greater Seattle through culturally appropriate services and gathering spaces. They develop client-centered social service programs for Filipinx community members and friends who come through their doors; open their spaces to anyone to gather; advocate for social justice, equity and inclusion for all people; and respect and preserve the Filipinx history and traditions through arts and cultural programs.
- API Chaya (Funded through Engagement Pipeline and COVID-19 Response Fund): API Chaya empowers survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking to gain safety, connection, and wellness. API Chaya builds power by educating and mobilizing South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all immigrant communities to end exploitation, creating a world where all people can heal and thrive.
- APACEvotes (Funded through Regional Census Fund and Voter Education Fund): Strives to increase access and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting API voters.