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Congratulations to our 2017 Grantee!

March 11, 2018

The Lao Heritage Foundation (LHF), based in Washington DC, was founded in 2004 with a mission to promote, preserve, and transmit Lao culture through the arts. They strive to make the arts and Lao culture accessible to the younger generations of Lao Americans. Although LHF serves the local DC community, their work and their reach is worldwide.


Congratulations to our 2016 Grantees!

April 8, 2017
Legacies of War – Raises awareness about the history of the Vietnam War-era bombing in Laos, advocates for the clearance of unexploded bombs, and provides a space for healing the wounds of war and creating greater hope for a future of peace.
Chinese Youth Club – Provides opportunities for members to be productive individuals in the local community by fostering youth development Athletics, Community, Cultural, and Education programs.
Asian American Success – Dedicated to helping Vietnamese teens overcome the social and economic barriers by fostering ethical and humanitarian values in their students while empowering them to achieve personal, academic, professional, and civic fulfillment.
Washington Peace Center – Since 1963 and throughout the DC area, WPC has served community members, activists and organizers by connecting members across communities and convening spaces where individuals can engage with the larger DC community to organize and take direct action for social justice.

Apply for a grant from us in 2016!

September 21, 2016

We are excited to announce that we are again offering non-profit organizations serving the local AAPI community the opportunity to apply for unrestricted grants between $500 and $4,000!

Since 2009, we have given out nearly $60,000 in grants to 16 non-profits in the area, and we are looking forward to learning about more organizations this year, in 2016.

Our application is the same simplified one from last year, so we hope that it will be easy for you to apply. Read more on our Apply for Grant page, and download the application as a Word document or as a PDF. The deadline for submitting your grant application is Monday, October 31, 2016.

If you have any questions, email us at

Celebrate our 2015 grantees with us on March 3!

February 21, 2016

We are happy to announce our 2015 grantees and to invite you to celebrate these grantees with the AAPIP Metro DC chapter and us on Thursday, March 3 at 6:00 pm! This event will be at Exponent Philanthropy (1720 N Street NW; Washington, DC).

We will be awarding a total of $16,000 in grant funds to the following five organizations to further their missions.

RSVP for the event today at We look forward to seeing you there!

Last days to apply for this year’s grants!

October 28, 2015

You have two more days–until Friday, October 30–to apply for this year’s grants! We look forward to reading about the many fantastic organizations serving the AAPI communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

In addition, we would like to let you know about a great job opportunity at the Asian American Homeownership Counseling, Inc. (AAHC), which was one of our grantees in 2013. They are looking for a full-time bilingual housing counselor.

We have extended the deadline for this year’s applications to Friday, October 30!

October 20, 2015

Thank you to all of the organizations that have already applied! In addition, as announced at tonight’s AAPIP Metro DC event (see some photos below), we are extending our application deadline to Friday, October 30 at 11:59 PM ET. We are also allowing applications from organizations that have previously received one grant from us.

For more information, visit the Apply for a Grant page. You can also download the updated grant application here as a Word document or as a PDF. Please let us know if you have any questions, and apply today!

At tonight’s AAPIP Metro DC event at the Case Foundation, Rosie Abriam (in yellow) and Surjeet Ahluwalia (in white) shared 7 traits of phenomenal nonprofit leaders. This panel was moderated by Hanh Le. Rosie and Surheet also received AAPIP’s “25 Leaders in Action” award. Congratulations!!


One week to go for your applications for this year’s grants!

October 9, 2015

A week from today–Friday, October 16–is the last day to submit your applications for this year’s grants! Email us at if you have any questions. (Note: We have now extended our deadline to Friday, October 30!) Otherwise, we look forward to reading your application and learning more about the exciting work that you’re doing with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the Washington, DC metro area.

Also coming up on Tuesday, October 20 is a great event being organized by AAPIP and featuring two members of our giving circle, Hanh Le and Rosie Abriam. Learn about traits of phenomenal nonprofit leaders by RSVPing at

Updated on October 20, 2015 to reflect the extension of our deadline to Friday, October 30. For more information on this change, click here.