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. 

For the 2021-2022 year grant cycle, the APIs RISE Fund grant opportunity theme is: "Combating Anti-Asian Hate and Anti-Black Racism."

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."

The focus of this RFP will be 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 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

Further, 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

October 1, 2021

Grant Deadline 

November 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. PST

Awardee Announcement

Week of November 29, 2021


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 online submission process, please contact us.

For questions regarding eligibility requirements and criteria, please contact Christine Tien at christinectien@gmail.com. For questions regarding the use of our online system, please contact Carmen Ross, Program Manager of Impact Strategy, at carmen@sacregcf.org.