Members of the APIs RISE Fund team converse at a convening.

The APIs RISE Fund, comprised of API (Asian and/or Pacific Islander) philanthropists and community leaders, aims to build and strengthen the next generation of API leadership for the Sacramento region.

The APIs RISE mission is to increase the capacity and impact of Asian Pacific Islander philanthropic giving in the capital area. They advance their mission by cultivating and securing resources and by engaging with locals to learn about the issues affecting the community. 

This grant opportunity is closed.

Please note that the requirements articulated below were developed for a previous round of the grant opportunity. Details for future rounds may differ.

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This year, the APIs RISE Fund is opening a grant opportunity with the theme "Combating Anti-Asian Hate and Anti-Black Racism."

Due to the high need from local nonprofits during this pandemic and following the killing of George Floyd, APIs RISE is issuing their annual RFP earlier than its historical end-of-year launch. The focus of the RFP is addressing anti-Asian hate impacting our Asian communities and working to combat anti-Black racism within our API communities.

The maximum grant amount will be $10,000 for any single organization. 

To be eligible for consideration, submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant agency must serve Asian and/or Pacific Islander populations;
  • Applicant agency must have 501(c)3 status; and
  • Applicants must service one or more of the following counties: Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and El Dorado.
  • Please note that grant size will not exceed $10,000 per organization.
  • Beginning this grant cycle, APIs Rise will not award grants to an organization that has been awarded grants over two consecutive years.
  • Also beginning this year, each awardee will be required to submit a brief report no longer than one page at the conclusion of the grant period or project.



Grant Launch

August 20, 2020

Grant Deadline 

September 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST

Awardee Announcement

Week of October 19, 2020 


Proposals will only be accepted through our online application. No email or paper applications will be accepted.

This grant opportunity has closed.

For questions regarding eligibility requirements and criteria, please contact Christine Tien at christinectien@gmail.com.

For questions regarding use of our online system, please contact Carmen Ross, Program Manager of Impact Strategy, at carmen@sacregcf.org.