Promoting API civic engagement and strengthening API leadership in the Sacramento Region

Since the start of our grantmaking in 2014, we have issued $100,000 in grants. Join us to make more of an impact! 


  • Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) $10,000

    HIP proposes to conduct census outreach and education in order to ensure that APIs, specifically the Southeast Asian Americans (SEAA), are counted in the 2020 Census through the following: 1) early communications outreach, 2) community events, 3) phone bank and door-to-door program.

  • Jakara Movement $8,000

    Sacramento Punjabis Counted will take a multi-pronged approach to ensuring that Punjabis in Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer counties are counted for the 2020 Census through the following: 1) local Punjabi radio programs, 2) community events, 3) workshops at local Gurdwaras, and 4) print and e-materials in Punjabi and English. Over 35,000 Punjabi speakers Sacramento home and are concentrated in many of the hard-to-count with other large Asian populations, especially in Natomas and Elk Grove which had the lowest percentage of participation in the county in 2010.

2018 Noodle Bowl

  • Legal Services of Northern California $1,000


APIQSC's story speaks of community building and powerful resistance against oppression. The grant will support the expansion of the LGBTQ Filipinx group , as well as organizational capacity building around community outreach, organizing, and rebranding. They will organize talks on People of Color LGBTQ identities and the impacts of white supremacy culture; connect with API clergy to create more inclusive spaces inside churches; and facilitate a group of parents of API LGBTQ folks. 

HIP -- Sacramento Region's only API organization focused on integrated voter engagement as a tool for social and political change -- will provide a leadership development program for young Southeast Asian American women focused on health equity to help them effectively articulate their shared values on social justice, women's health equity, and mental health care. 

ACC Senior Services will partner with other API organizations to present a film series, with films exploring API history and contemporary experience exemplifying the theme of resistance. With each film, they will have a panel discussion to explore API histories and the unique strengths in API communities to resist, circumvent, or confront discrimination and racism. 

  • Hmong Health Alliance (HHA) $4,000

HHA project will inspire and motivate Hmong women students at Sac State to become campus and community leaders through a one-day leadership summit. It will provide a space for Hmong women students to explore and embrace their identity and engage in dialogues on resisting social and cultural stigma that hinder them from reaching their full potential. 

2017 Noodle Bowl

  • My Sister's House $1,000


  • Full Circle Project, Sacramento State University $15,000

  • Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sacramento Coalition $10,000

  • Hmong Innovating Politics $5,000

2016 Noodle Bowl

  • Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sacramento Coalition $1,000


  • Full Circle Project, Sacramento State University $15,000

  • KVIE $10,000