Funders and Supporters
2019 to present
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Prism Foundation is dedicated to exploring critical issues that affect the Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ community and supporting innovative programs and individuals seeking solutions to those issues.
Currently, we provide academic scholarships to non-traditional API LGBTQ+ students and core funding to under-resourced and underrepresented local community organizations and projects.
In addition to the monetary support, we also seek to nurture and support these organizations for future growth and independence through infrastructural support such as mentorship and leadership development.
Formerly GAPA Foundation
GoFundMe AAPI Community Fund
A cross-sectional advisory group of AAPI advocacy and activist leaders including APIAVote's Christine Chen, Define American's Jose Antonio Vargas, formerly BLD PWR's Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright, and Brad Jenkins of RUN AAPI; cultural leaders Phillip Lim, Gold House, and CAPE; the GoFundMe.org board, and the GoFundMe Trust and Safety teams are reviewing organizations to determine which ones will receive grants from the AAPI Community Fund. At this stage, the focus is on grassroots organizations, including, but not limited to the organizations listed here.
Beyond Two Cents Fund
The Beyond 2 Cents Giving Circle's mission is to support U.S.-based LGBTQ+ AAPI organizations and programs with an emphasis on sustainability, capacity building, and leadership development.
Our name stems from the fact that in philanthropy, for every $100 raised toward LGBTQ+ communities, less than two cents is allotted to LGBTQ+ AAPI organizations.
The Beyond 2 Cents Giving Circle is dedicated to shifting this paradigm.
Past Corporate and Community Sponsors
2018 KQTcon Conference
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism.
COMMUNITY SPONSOR + CORPORATE GOLD
KARP: Korean American Rainbow Parents
Korean American Rainbow Parents (KARP) is a network of Korean American parents, families, and allies whose mission is to provide support to LGBTQ individuals of Korean heritage and their parents and family and build compassion on queer issues within the Korean American community, on behalf of our LGBTQ loved ones.
The New School
Since our founding in 1919, The New School has redrawn and redefined the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center. Our rigorous, multidimensional environment dissolves walls between disciplines and helps nurture progressive minds. At our university, students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world. Our colleges include Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris.
The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation is dedicated to exploring critical issues that affect the Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ community and supporting innovative programs and individuals seeking solutions to those issues. Currently we provide academic scholarships to non-traditional API LGBTQ students and core funding to underresourced and/or underrepresented local community organizations and projects.
Dari Project is a volunteer-led, grassroots organization that develops resources to increase awareness and acceptance in Korean American communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people of Korean descent. By documenting and sharing the life stories of LGBTQ Koreans, the Dari Project seeks to build bridges among Korean American families, social networks, institutions, and faith communities. Since its inception in 2006, the Dari Project leadership has published the first collection of personal narratives of LGBTQ Koreans as a bilingual resource for LGBTQ Koreans and their friends and families.
MetroPlus Health Plan offers low to no-cost health insurance to eligible people residing in all five boroughs of New York City. MetroPlus partners with NYC Health + Hospitals to provide primary and preventive care, emphasizing excellent services to our members. Our team is fully engaged, highly motivated, and cares about our fellow New Yorkers.