APANO Communities United Fund
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
While our Asian and Pacific Islander communities have made generations of contributions to American society, our shared history is that of persistent discrimination and inequities. Now Oregon’s fastest growing demographic, we are a community of contrasts, with some communities doing very well, and some communities facing significant opportunity gaps, particularly in education, health and economic prosperity. We envision a just world where Asians and Pacific Islanders and communities who share our aspirations and struggles have the power, resources, and voice to determine our own futures, and where we work in solidarity to drive political, social, economic, and cultural change.
"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.
First 6 donors of $100 or more will receive a free dinner at Thai Roses Cuisine for a value of up to $40 and no cash back.
On Giving Tuesday (November 30th), tag three friends in the comments of our #GivingTuesday Instagram post and donate $10 or more. First 2 donors to do both will receive a $25 dollar gift card to Fat Straw.
The first person to donate $250 on December 30th will receive a free 2-hour body work massage by Thai Dai Massage