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Awarded Grants

Celebrating our Grantees

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Each year, the AMF Giving Circle raises funds to be distributed to organizations that serve the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in accordance with our mission and values. Both established nonprofit organizations and emerging community-based organizations have received grants to support the important work they do. To date, close to $213,000 in grant funds has been distributed to a wide range of deserving organizations. Grants are awarded through an application process overseen by the AMF Grants Committee, with the final selection determined by AMF’s donors. Each grant is typically $5,000 and the total number of grants is based on available funds.

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    Covid Relief Fund Recipient

    Modero & Company

    Modero is a community based dance company that was founded in 2011. Started as a community dance group, then adding our passion to bring the community together, Modero’s focus is now traditional dance, food and quality events. They strive to be as inclusive as they can to support the Indonesian community in South Philly. Their vision is to combine traditional and modern dance disciplines. This fusion brings the best of both worlds in energetic & intricate choreography.

    Learn more at

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    Covid Relief Fund Recipient

    Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - Philadelphia Chapter

    Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - Philadelphia Chapter's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.  Their mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

    Learn more at

  • Covid Relief Fund Recipient

    WOORI CENTER 우리센터

    Woori Center first formed in early 1990s and reestablished in 2019. Their mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans towards social, racial and economic justice. Their vision aims to empower the Korean and Asian American communities in Greater Philadelphia and beyond, and to contribute to building a society where everyone thrives together based on mutual understanding and respect.

    Learn more at

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    2020 Recipient

    Onley Culture Lab

    Olney Culture Lab designs and produces events and programs that showcase the multitude of diverse cultural expression found in the greater Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia. They strengthen networks in the community and create strategic alignment of cultural assets and resources, increasing social capital and a sense of civic pride.

    olneyculturelab.org

    Learn more at

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    2020, 2016 & 2013 Recipient

    Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP)

    CAGP’s mission is to improve the quality of life of Cambodian-Americans in Greater Philadelphia through direct service, advocacy and cultural education. Their vision is to empower Cambodian-Americans to be productive and successful individuals in society at large.

    cagp.org

    Learn more at

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    2020, 2014 & 2011 Recipient

    Asian Americans United (AAU)

    Founded in 1985, Asian Americans United’s mission is to build leadership in Asian American communities to build our neighborhoods and unite against oppression.AAU has worked in Philadelphia’s Asian American communities and in broader multiracial coalitions around quality education, youth leadership, anti-Asian violence, immigrant rights, and folk arts and cultural maintenance.

    aaunited.org

    Learn more at

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    2019 Recipient

    Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF)

    PAAFF is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to educate and expose the Philadelphia region to films by and about Asian Americans bringing year-round awareness with exciting events that include tasting, mixers, meet & greets, cultural experiences, and of course, screenings. The annual award-winning film festival held each November is the first of its kind in Philadelphia.

    phillyasianfilmfest.org

    Learn more at

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    Covid Relief Fund Recipient

    2019 Recipient

    Weaving a Karen Future

    What started in 2006 as a local Karen refugee community leader bringing children from the community into her home to support their success in school, has blossomed into a vibrant gathering space in South Philadelphia. Weaving a Karen Future makes a new place into a home, connecting neighbors to services and each other while transforming the neighborhood through vivid art and activity.

    Learn more at

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    Covid Relief Fund Recipient

    2018 & 2015 Recipient

    Moder Patshala

    Moder Patshala is founded with determination to assist Bangladeshi-American students and their families to fulfill their American dream through achieving proper education.They provide social, emotional and academic guidance to school students in preparation for higher studies.

    moderpatshala.org

    Learn more at

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    2018, 2015, & 2012 Recipient

    Won Community Center

    WCSC was founded by immigrants with enduring courage in establishing, not only for themselves but for others also, the righteousness inherent in the lifelong values of physical security, personal responsibility, education, intergenerational morality and principles, relational organization within society, and the fulfillment of the expression of humanity.

    woncommunity.org

    Learn more at

  • Covid Relief Fund Recipient

    2017 Recipient

    Cambodian American Girls Empowering (CAGE)

    Cambodian American Girls Empowering (CAGE) is a group of second generation Cambodian Americans seeking to further embrace, create accessibility, and share their heritage and culture.

    cagempowering.org

    Learn more at

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    2017 Recipient

    Laos in the House

    Laos in the House brings together Lao and Laotian Americans in continuing their cultural legacy through storytelling and the arts, to engage community members in sharing their own personal narratives, in the way they want to be seen and heard. 

    laosinthehouse.com

    Learn more at

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    2017 Recipient

    Philadelphia Suns

    The Philadelphia Suns organization seeks to build character in their members so that they would be positive influences on their team & community, as well as productive team players in their personal & professional lives. They foster community by encouraging sportsmanship and volunteerism, and to instill values of leadership among the various ages through team-wide events. 

    phillysuns.org

    Learn more at

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    2016 Recipient

    1Love Movement

    In the fall of 2010, 1Love Movement formed in response to a deportation crisis that targeted Cambodian-Americans with past criminal convictions in Philadelphia, PA. 1Love Movement continues to organize to address the root causes of migration due to US militarism and foreign policy, poverty, intergenerational trauma, the school to prison pipeline, and unjust deportation policy.

    1lovemovement.wordpress.com

    Learn more at

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    2016 Recipient

    Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC)

    PCDC is a grassroots, non-profit organization which since 1966 has sought to preserve, protect and promote Chinatown as a viable ethnic, residential, and business community.

    chinatown-pcdc.org

    Learn more at

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    Covid Relief Fund Recipient

    2016 Recipient

    VietLead

    VietLead was founded by Vietnamese and allied community members who had a vision for sustainability, self-determination, and “taking on” the work of building what they want. 

    vietlead.org

    Learn more at

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    2015 Recipient

    Bhutanese Association Organization of Philadelphia (BAO-P)

    Bhutanese American Organization-Philadelphia is committed to empowering the Bhutanese community in Philadelphia in all aspects of development: employment, education, cultural integration and citizenship and it envisions a self-sufficient, progressive, and productive community that contributes to nation building.

    bao-phila.org

    Learn more at

  • 2015 Recipient

    Greater Philadelphia Overseas Chinese Association

    Greater Philadelphia Overseas Chinese Association helps Chinese refugees from Southeast Asia settle into their new communities. It is a member organization of the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition Inc, willing to serve low-income Chinese immigrants free of charge. 

    Learn more at

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    2015 Recipient

    Mutya Philippine Dance Company

    Formed in April 1990, Mutya Philippine Dance Company strives to preserve, develop, teach, and share Filipino Cultural Heritage, Art, Folklore, and other indigenous cultural traditions through its Dances, Music, and Songs with the purpose of instilling Filipino pride amongst its youth.

    mutyapdc.org

    Learn more at

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    Covid Relief Fund Recipient

    2019 Recipient

    KITHS

    KITHS' mission is to support Asian Americans, immigrants, and refugees with improving their lives one resource at a time. Their vision is to support individuals with sustaining self-sufficiency by creating opportunities that fosters independence, growth, healing and development.

    Learn more at

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    2014 Recipient

    Hepatitis B Foundation

    The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. 

    hepb.org

    Learn more at

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    Covid Relief Fund Recipient

    2014 Recipient

    Twelve Gates Arts

    Twelve Gates Arts holds monthly exhibitions of contemporary and modern art by artists from countries in South Asia and the Middle East, as well as by diasporic artists from those regions. In addition to the exhibition programming, regular Salon events showcase works by artists in film, multi-media, literature and performance.

    twelvegatesarts.org

    Learn more at

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    2013 Recipient

    South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

    SAADA creates a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences. 

    saada.org

    Learn more at

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    2013 Recipient

    Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia (VWSSP)

    Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia offers direct assistance and support to crime victims, witnesses and their families in the three Police Districts of South Philadelphia (1st, 3rd, and 17th Districts).

    vwssp.org

    Learn more at

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    2012 Recipient

    Boat People SOS: Delaware Valley

    BPSOS-Delaware Valley works at the local level to achieve the organization's national mission - to assist Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in their search for a life in liberty and dignity by empowering, equipping and organizing Vietnamese American communities in their progress toward self-sufficiency.

    seayepbpsos.weebly.com

    Learn more at

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    2012 Recipient

    Center City Crime Victim Services (CCCVS)

    Center City Crime Victim Services' mission is to provide support and assistance in and outside of the court room to victims of violent crime primarily in Center City Philadelphia.

    cccvs.org

    Learn more at

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    2012 Recipient

    Hotpot!

    hotpot! is a Philadelphia-based gathering working to build community for Queer Asian + Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual women, trans*, gender variant/queer/non-conforming identified folks through social gatherings, political action and good food.

    hotpotphilly.wordpress.com

    Learn more at

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    2012 Recipient

    Volunteer English Program

    VEP fulfills an unspoken mandate in the Chester County community to welcome any and all immigrants and refugees who seek to empower themselves through English language skills and American cultural understanding.

    volunteerenglish.org

    Learn more at

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    2011 Recipient

    Asian Arts Initiative (AAI)

    Connecting cultural expression and social change, Asian Arts Initiative uses art as a vehicle to explore the experiences of Asian Americans and the diverse communities of which we are a part.

    asianartsinitiative.org

    Learn more at

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    2011 Recipient

    Wilma Theater

    The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art. They engage artists and audiences in imaginative reflection on the complexities of contemporary life, presenting bold, original, well-crafted productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles.

    wilmatheater.org

    Learn more at

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