FAQ

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much funding is the grant award?


Typically $5,000 per award.




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.




When may past grantees of AMF re-apply?


Awarded grantees may re-apply every three years, i.e. if awarded in the 2019 cycle, the earliest a past grantee may re-apply would be the 2022 cycle. This rule does not include emergency COVID-19 relief grants awarded through AMF's 2020 AAPI Communities Relief & Recovery Fund. If you received funds through our relief efforts in 2020 but did not receive funds through the annual grant cycles in 2019 and 2020, then you are eligible to apply for a grant in 2021.




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.




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.




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 Asian-led and/or Asian-serving. Organizations must also have some financial and leadership sustainability, organizational and financial documents in order, and a sound and accurate budget. We encourage community-based, grassroots, and emerging organizations to apply. All applications will be reviewed by the AMF Executive Committee for criteria eligibility and may follow up via email for any questions or additional information needed.




What is the grant cycle timeline?


We start accepting applications in January. Applications are then reviewed by the AMF Executive Committee for eligibility. Eligible applications will be voted on by voting members in March. Grantees are notified promptly after the voting period concludes.
2021 COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FUND - GRANT CYCLE TIMELINE

  • Grant Application Opens ➡ Tuesday, January 19 @ 8:00 AM
  • Grant Application Deadline ➡ Monday, March 1 @ 11:59 PM
  • Voting Period Opens ➡ Monday, March 15 @ 8:00 AM
  • Voting Period Closes ➡ Friday, March 26 @ 11:59 PM
  • Grantee Announcement ➡ Wednesday, March 31
We are not a foundation, so there is some leniency if applicants need more time to complete the application. Please contact us at asianmosaicfund@gmail.com for further information.




How can I partcipate in the grantmaking process?


Our democratic grantmaking (i.e. grant selection) model is a participatory process in which awards are determined by the donors.

A minimum $50 contribution is a demonstrable commitment to the Asian American/Pacific Islander community and qualifies you as a "member" of the Asian Mosaic Fund giving circle. It will also get you at least one (1) vote in the decision-making process to determine award recipients.
For every additional $50 donation, you earn another vote; so a $100 donor will have two (2) votes, $150 for three (3) votes, and with a maximum of five (5) votes for $250. You are welcome to donate more than $250; while it is much appreciated, you will not earn additional votes.

Voters will be emailed grant applications for review. The voting period is open for two (2) weeks in March. If you have multiple votes, you may only use one (1) vote per organization.

Please note: Asian Mosaic Fund committee/board members are not eligible to vote and only serve as the administrative body for grant awards.