2008 Asian American Community Fund Grant Awards Announced

The Federation announces the 2008 Asian American Community Fund grantees. At $230,000 total award, the 2008 Community Fund represents close to a 25% increase from the grant awards made in 2007, thanks to the support of the United Way of New York City, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Starr Foundation, the C.J. Huang Foundation, and an increasing number of individual donors.

"Individual donors provide needed source diversity to the funding pool as well as added flexibility for the Community Fund to respond to unique needs of a particular population group or service agency," pointed out by Cao K. O, Executive Director of the Federation.

Through the 2008 grant, 25 Asian American community based organizations are able to enhance their operation and service capacity, as well as provide critical services to the community. Over 1,300 individuals or families will receive direct program services ranging from pre-GED classes to support groups for parents caring for disabled children. In addition, 12 community based agencies will receive support to solidify their organizational structures that will enhance their abilities to benefit more than 95,000 clients that they serve.

Click here for the summary and a list of 2008 Asian American Community Fund awards.