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

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

The APIs RISE mission is to increase the capacity and impact of API philanthropic giving in the Sacramento region. They advance their mission by cultivating and securing resources and by engaging with locals to learn about the issues affecting the community. Since they established the APIs RISE Fund at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation in 2014, APIs RISE has awarded nearly $170,000 to support mission-aligned work in our 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 grant cycle, APIs RISE Fund grants will focus on addressing cross-cultural/cross-racial solidarity building, anti-Asian hate impacting our Asian communities, and working to combat anti-Black racism within our API communities. Funded projects should serve the Sacramento region.

Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • A project description of how your organization will address cross-cultural/cross-racial solidarity building, anti-Asian hate impacting our Asian communities, and/or anti-Black racism within our API communities, including listing organizations or community groups you plan to partner with and desired project outcomes.
  • Background information on your organization’s experience in working with API populations and what makes your organization best-suited for this work.
  • Budget and budget justification.

The maximum grant amount will be $10,000 for any single organization, and each awardee will be required to submit a brief report no longer than one page at the conclusion of the grant period or project.

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 Sacramento and/or Yolo counties. 
  • Size of grant requested does not exceed $10,000 per organization.
  • Applicant has not been awarded APIs RISE Fund grants over two consecutive years, beginning from grants awarded in 2020

Please note that Pacific Islander-led and -serving organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.



Grant Launch

December 2022

Grant Deadline 

January 17, 2023, at 5 p.m. Pacific

Awardee Announcement

Week of February 27, 2023


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

Applicants must create or profile in the Foundation's grants portal via the link below to apply. Please make sure your organization’s legal name associated with your tax ID number and mailing address are current in your grant organization profile; if you are a fiscally sponsored organization, please make sure your fiscal sponsor name and tax ID number is current in your grant organizational profile. 

For questions regarding the grant application submission system, please contact our grants team. For questions regarding eligibility requirements and criteria, please contact Christine Tien at christinectien@gmail.com