APANO Communities United Fund

BIPOC-Led Organization
OCT Qualified


APANO unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work.

Bottom Line for Portland

The recent 2020 census shows that our communities in Oregon are growing, with the Asian population in the state growing by 48% and the Pacific Islander population growing by 54% since 2010. Our communities are rooted here - we belong. And we will keep working together to make this state a better, fairer place for all.


"I think leadership is when things happen. I feel like people actually trust me so I try to do what I can do for the community.  For long term work people are impressed in the community, because I work with APANO they trust me and trust APANO." Wanna Lei, APANO Chinese Community Organizer

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

APANO ‘s mission is to  unite Asians and Pacific Islanders, and those who share our aspirations and struggles, in building power, developing leaders, and advancing equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. One of our core values is Solidarity - we believe relationships are sources of strength, support, and power. We are committed to listening to allies, partners, and communities, especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, in their aspirations and struggles, and working together to cultivate trust and connections.


Revive Works Remodeling is offering $250 off any remodeling project (with a one day minimum) for the first 5 people who donate $150 or more on November 14th.


November 29th - First 5 donors who donate $50 or more will receive a care package from APANO CUF! Care package includes a cute APANO tote bag, Muji 2023 planners and pens, riso print from our 2022 artist in residence Jia Lu Ni, stickers, and snacks from Fubonn.  

Business Partner(s)

Revive Works Remodeling is a local, full-service residential general contractor. APANO CUF'S Small Business Advisor, Grace Henricks, works with Revive Works in our Small Business Program at APANO. Check out how Revive Works Remodeling blends art and craftsmanship here.

MattaPDX is a food truck located in Portland that offers a viet kieu experience. 

Daphne Kauahi’ilani Jenkins of 'Ono Mau Goods makes Butter Mochi, inspired by flavors and experiences in her homeland of Hawai’i and in the diaspora to share culture, nurture relationships, and cultivate community. Her distinctive flavors are inspired by seasonal bounty, whim, and memory. For Daphne butter mochi embodies the texture of longing - for community, for ‘ohana (family), for home.

$34,296 raised of $30,000 goal
305 donations
114% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1996

Tax ID: 800252850

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