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For any additional questions not mentioned below, please contact us.

  • Who is eligible to receive a grant?
    Organizations must be based and serve in the Greater Philadelphia Region, which includes southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware. Applicants must either be a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or utilize a fiscal sponsor if unincorporated. Organizations must be majority (meaning at least 50%) Asian American & Pacific Island (AAPI)-led and AAPI-serving. We believe the leadership and staff of the applicant organization should reflect the communities they aim to serve. We encourage community-based, grassroots, and emerging organizations to apply. All applications will be reviewed by the AMF Co-chairs and Steering Committee for criteria eligibility and may follow up via email for any questions or additional information needed.
  • Who cannot apply?
    Individuals; religious organizations for religious purposes; political parties, organizations for specific candidates, political action committees and/or any organizations that exist to support them; governments and municipal organizations; university student campus organizations; entities operating as private business (i.e., LLC) entering into fiscal sponsorship for the purpose of eligibility.
  • When may past grantees of AMF re-apply?
    Typically, awarded grantees may re-apply every three years, i.e,. if awarded in the 2021 cycle, the earliest a past grantee may re-apply would be the 2024 cycle. This means, grantees of the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) from years 2022 and 2023 would not be eligible for CEF funding in 2024. This rule does not apply to special initiative grants, including the Family Services & Food Security & Housing Displacement Support Grant (FSFSHD) offered in 2024. Meaning, CEF grantees from years 2022 and 2023 can still be eligible for funding through FSFSHD.
  • How many grants are awarded?
    Depending on the annual budget, the amount of awards may change. An average of three (3) to five (5) grants have been typically awarded in the past.
  • How much funding is the grant award?
    Typically $5,000 per award. Special initiative grants may differ.
  • What type of funding do you provide?
    Unrestricted general operating support. Grant funds can be used for any purpose determined by the grantee. We believe that general operating support funds will help to support the grantees’ sustainability, growth, and impact.
  • What is the 2024 grant cycle timeline?
    2024 GRANT CYCLE TIMELINE Grant Application Opens ➡ Monday, March 25 Grant Office Hour ➡ Friday, April 5 @ 12PM to 1PM Grant Application Deadline ➡ Friday, April 26 @ 11:59PM FSFSHD & CEF Grantee Notification ➡ Friday, May 24 We are not a foundation, so there is some leniency if applicants need more time to complete the application. Please contact us at for further information. *Family Services & Food Security & Housing Displacement Support Grant (FSFSHD) is a special initiative grant offered during the 2024 grant cycle. **Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is our annual grant, branded as CEF in 2021.
  • For the 2024 grant cycle, how is family services, food security, and housing displacement defined?
    Please refer to information on the grant application page.
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