Our Work

We grant crucial resources to support AANHPIs with hope and healing, keeping families together, and building movements that dismantle dangerous myths and harmful policies.

What We Do

Our Founding Pillars

Committed to achieving our mission through strategic work in three core areas.

Credit: MPOP

Hope & Healing

We invest in culturally relevant healing
interventions for communities directly impacted by incarceration, deportation, and violence in the U.S.

Strategies we uplift include:

  • Trauma-informed support for survivors of crime, violence, and/or domestic abuse
  • Support for formerly incarcerated individuals and family members, with emphasis on addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post-incarceration syndrome (PICS)

Keeping Families Together

We strengthen work to prevent deportation and address family separation.

Strategies we uplift include:

  • Community organizing campaigns
  • Family reunification efforts for those who have been separated due to incarceration, deportation, and other forms of violence and trauma
Credit: Lavender Phoenix

Movement Building

We contribute to narrative shift, advocacy, and movement-building activities to advance systemic change.

Strategies we uplift include:

  • Improving community safety through justice transformation efforts
  • Cross-cultural and intersectional alliance-building across communities of color

Social change from the grassroots up.

We embody participatory and trust-based philanthropy.

Grantee Spotlight


API RISE seeks to empower the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander American communities—specifically individuals impacted by the criminal justice system.

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