Our greatest resource
is our youth. Our mission
is to transform them into our
future community leaders.

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All APA families in NYC
deserve to grow up safe,
happy and healthy.

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Together we can overcome
hardship. Together we can
strengthen each other. Together,
we can achieve greatness.

FY2019 Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF)

Request for Applications

Application Deadline: October 5, 2018

CACF is pleased to announce that the RFA for the FY2019 City Council Initiative – The Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund is now available!  Please see the details below.

 In 2014, the Hispanic Federation (HF), Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), and New York Urban League (NYUL) formed an alliance to provide capacity-building support to Black, Latino, and Asian-led community-based organizations (CBOs) throughout New York City’s five boroughs. These three organizations, along with the Asian American Federation and Black Agency Executives, developed this initiative to generate new levels of support for the city’s organizations. As a result, the New York City Council allocated $2.5 million to establish the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) in Fiscal Year 2015, an amount that was increased to $3.7 million in FY 2018 and $3.755 million in FY 2019. This initiative has supported 309 capacity-building projects for nonprofit organizations to date. Thanks to the continued support from the New York City Council, we are pleased to announce the release of the Request for Application (RFA) for a fifth round of awards.

Please click here Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund RFA FY19 – FINAL.
We encourage all organizations that are eligible for this funding to apply.  We also strongly encourage you to attend an information session to understand the RFA requirements.  Information sessions will be held on:
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Asian American Federation (MANHATTAN)
120 Wall Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10005
RSVP: info@aafederation.org
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 3:30PM
Jackson Heights Library (QUEENS)
35-51 81st StJackson Heights, NY 11372
RSVP: agundanna@cacf.org
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Queensborough Community College – CUNY (QUEENS)
39-07 Prince Street, Flushing, NY 11354
RSVP: info@aafederation.org
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Casita Maria (BRONX)
928 Simpson Street, Bronx, NY 10459
RSVP: faguilar@hispanicfederation.org
Questions? Please contact Anita Gundanna at agundanna@cacf.org


The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), and the undersigned organizations call for unity and condemn the violence that occurred on Friday at New Red Apple Nails in Brooklyn and the unrelated vandalism that happened to small businesses in South Brooklyn. As organizations that serve and advocate for the Asian American community of New York, it is our responsibility to call out and stand against anti-immigrant rhetoric and anti-Blackness and work with other communities of color toward racial justice.

Please read full statement here.

Asian Pacific American Organizations Respond

to NYC SHSAT Reform

Please read the response developed with community based organizations in the Asian Pacific American community that puts forward our common values and beliefs in education:

  1. Diverse and inclusive school environments are beneficial to all students.
  2. The NYC Department of Education (DOE) needs to address inequities in education across Pre-K through 12th grade and examine current processes and admission policies. 
  3. No family or parent from any community should be shamed in discussions around education and schooling.  
  4. Families need more easily accessible information to be better informed about the full variety of opportunities for their children’s schooling at all levels. 
  5. ALL children have the potential to succeed and excel in schools when given the right support and environment because no student goes to school wanting to fail. 
  6. ALL communities should be involved in constructive dialogue, especially when critical decisions are being made about schools, not just certain communities.

Please read the full response here. Any questions, please contact Tasfia Rahman, Policy Coordinator.

New York City Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Analysis

The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is pleased to announce that discretionary funds allocated to Asian Pacific American-led organizations by the New York City Council for Fiscal Year 2019 increased by a little over $200,000 as compared to FY 2018, with a total of $2,426,240 for FY 2019. The highest total discretionary award received by an APA-led organization was $269,000, an increase of $11,000 compared to FY 2018. Total discretionary awards made to APA-led organizations increased by 1.00%, bringing the percent of total discretionary funding to APA-led organizations up to 5.06% for FY 2019. Specifically, Manhattan and Staten Island saw an increase in percent of total discretionary funding given to APA-led organizations. However, it is important to note that, without including speaker funding, 30 Council districts individually gave less than FY2018 of total discretionary funding.

To view full report: FY 2019 Schedule C Funding Report

To view press release: FY 2019 Schedule C Press Release


APA Social Justice Institute
Spring 2018 Cohort – A Case for a Cause

A Case for a Cause: Connecting Service to Social Justice is open to community-based organization staff who work with children and/or youth and are interested in making deeper connections to APA community issues in New York City. Participants will conceptualize and connect with various community needs and larger social change efforts, locally and nationally, for our diverse APA communities. We are excited to invest in the collective power of our organizational members. We are excited with our inaugural cohort.

Fatima Rahmati Women for Afghan Women
Hyeongeun Ashley Ahn The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York
Kevin Cho The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York
Palwasha Sharwani Grand Street Settlement
Joanna Huang Grand Street Settlement
Caitlin Ho Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP)
Farzana Karim Sakhi for South Asian Women
Mimi Ko Chinese American Planning Council
Yijing (Grace) Wang Chinese American Planning Council


The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) aims to improve the economic security and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City.



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