Last year’s attacks on the Bay Area’s elderly Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander populations led to national outcry against anti-Asian racism. There have been thousands of incidences of anti-Asian hate resulting from the rise in xenophobia and racist rhetoric against Asian communities during the pandemic.
If you’re looking for ways to help this AAPI Heritage month, consider donating or getting involved in one of these local community nonprofits.
1. APA Family Support Services
Prevents child abuse and domestic violence for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Location: 10 Nottingham Place, San Francisco, CA 94133
2. Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Community nonprofit promoting cultural art exhibitions and social justice initiatives.
Location: 750 Kearny St 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108
3. Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
Japanese American community center promoting Japanese culture and appreciation through workshops, youth development events, and more.
Location: 1840 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115
4. Donaldina Cameron House
Christian faith-based organization providing community resources and connections for Chinese American individuals and families.
Location: 920 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94108
5. Asian American Donor Program
Nonprofit dedicated to increasing availability of stem cell donors in the Asian American community and diversifying the Be The Match Registry.
Location: 2169 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, CA 94502
6. East Bay Asian Youth Center
Community nonprofit providing youth violence prevention services, expanded learning, and civic and community engagement.
Location: 2025 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94606
7. Chinatown YMCA
Chinatown branch of YMCA promoting health and wellness through group exercise classes and more.
Location: 855 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94108
8. Asian American Recovery Services
Offers culturally competent services for substance use prevention, mental health treatment, and recovery across the Bay Area.
Locations: Various clinics across the Bay Area
9. Asian Pacific American Community Center
Provides linguistic and culturally competent support services for low and moderate income immigrant families.
Location: 66 Raymond Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
10. Asian Women’s Shelter
Provides comprehensive support to survivors of domestic violence, with specific linguistic and cultural support for Asian women and their children.
Location: 3543 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
11. Bayanihan Equity Center
Initially formed as an equity center for Filipino World War II veterans, BEC has since expanded to include support for immigrants, low-income seniors, formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals, and more.
Location: 1010 Mission St Suite C, San Francisco, CA 94103
12. Chinatown Community Development Center
Provides affordable housing to over 4,500 residents primarily in the Chinatown neighborhood.
Location: 1525 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Main Office)
13. Chinese Newcomers Service Center
Provides underserved communities of Chinese immigrants with social, economic, workforce, and business services to adapt to life in the US.
Location: 777 Stockton St # 104, San Francisco, CA 94108
14. Filipino Community Center
Provides community services, support and education for Filipino families in the Bay Area.
Location: 4681 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
15. Japanese Community Youth Council
Offers skill development, resources, cultural awareness, college application support and more for young people in the Bay Area.
Location: 2012 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115
16. Kimochi, Inc.
Provides Japanese language assistance and culturally competent support for 3,000 Bay Area seniors and their families each year.
Location: 1531 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
17. Kokoro Assisted Living
Nonprofit assisted and independent senior living community in Japantown.
Location: 1881 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109
18. Southeast Asian Community Center
Provides financial management assistance to small businesses in Southeast Asian communities in Northern California.
Location: 875 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109
19. Korean Center, Inc.
Promotes Korean culture and community in the SF Bay Area through Korean cultural and language classes, senior and social services, youth enrichment programs, and more.
Location: 1362 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109
20. Stepping Stone
San Francisco’s largest provider of adult day health care with a variety of language servicecs.
Location: 930 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158
21. Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO)
A non-profit that has provided legal representation, advocacy, and social services to underserved members of the Bay Area community for 45 years.
Location: 1121 Mission St (San Francisco); 310 8th St, Suite 305 (Oakland)
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