This year’s campaign features 200+ AAPI-serving organizations across the country addressing diverse issues from hate and racism to arts and culture

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May 1, 2024 Give In May announced today the start of their annual online fundraising campaign during Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

Despite making up 7% of the U.S. population, AAPI organizations receive less than 0.2% of philanthropic giving from foundations and less than 1% of corporate giving, according to The Asian American Foundation. With charitable donations and philanthropic giving combined making up a nearly $500 billion industry, AAPI advocates and leaders say their communities remain underfunded and under-resourced.

Give In May aims to increase both awareness and investment in nonprofit organizations across the country who are dedicated to addressing the needs of AAPI communities. This year’s Give In May campaign features 200+ nonprofit organizations that serve 25 states and nearly 100 cities. Some additional stats of the featured organizations include:

28+ AAPI Populations & Ethnic Groups Served

  • Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Fijian, Filipino, Hawaiian, Himalayan, Hmong, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian, Maldivian, Mongolian, Nepalese, Pacific Islander, Pakistani, Samoan, Taiwanese, Thai, Tibetan, Uyghur, Tongan, Vietnamese, among others

19+ Issue Areas and Causes

  • Anti-Hate & Anti-Racism, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement, Developmental Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Education Access, Environment & Environmental Justice, Elderly Assistance, Food Security, Health & Well-Being, Housing, Immigration, Labor & Workforce Development, Legal Assistance, LGBT Services & Advocacy, Poverty & Safety Net, Research & Analysis, Women & Girls, Youth Development, among others

Give In May is hosted by Asian Pacific Community Fund, a philanthropic organization dedicated to serving the AANHPI community throughout Southern California, and AAPI Data, a leading national research and policy organization — with support from The Asian American Foundation.

“At Asian Pacific Community Fund, we cultivate philanthropy and centralize giving power to invest in the AAPI community. During Give In May this AAPI Heritage Month, we invite everyone to empower AAPI nonprofits to continue supporting our community through the power of giving,” said Chun-Yen Chen, executive director of Asian Pacific Community Fund.

“Philanthropy plays a key role in providing support and resources to the countless mission-driven organizations and groups doing incredible work across our country,” said Fontane Lo, deputy director of AAPI Data. “Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander organizations achieve incredible feats under such limited constraints — now envision what a world would look like if our communities were invested in adequately. Give In May plays an important role in changing that narrative — and reality — by raising awareness and investment to our communities’ needs at a critical time.”

Visit giveinmay.org to learn more about the organizations participating in the campaign and donate to their causes during the month of May.

About Give In May
Give In May is a national online giving campaign to support nonprofits dedicated to addressing the needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The purpose of the month-long campaign is to raise awareness about issues AAPIs face which are often unseen. It is held in May in recognition of AAPI Heritage Month.

About Asian Pacific Community Fund
Born in 1990, out of the urgent need for alternative funding for the under-resourced AAPI-focused nonprofits in Southern California, APCF has been a driving force in cultivating philanthropy and centralizing giving power to invest in the AAPI community. Over the three decades, APCF has evolved to offer a myriad of giving platforms for AAPI philanthropists, from employee workplace giving campaigns to donor-advised funds, pooled fund grant-making, and customized scholarship initiatives.Through initiatives like the Give in May nationwide campaign, APCF continues to amplify its impact, mobilize support, and foster community solidarity through philanthropy.

About AAPI Data
AAPI Data is a national research and policy organization producing accurate data to support community narratives that drive action toward enduring solutions for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Learn more at aapidata.com