EIN 03-0575412

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

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Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote aims to encourage and promote civic participation of Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the electoral and public processes at the national, state, and local levels by educating and informing citizens. It expands its capacity with policy, advocacy, and research to represent communities better. Apiavote empowers its partner organizations by attending events, conferences, and meetings to strengthen AAPI communities. It is located in Washington, DC.
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Program areas at Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

National field program: the national field program recruits and manages the national network of community based partners and executes apiavote's national voter engagement strategy in order to meet its two-fold goal: 1) establish a culture of habitual, consistent voting with the millions of first-time, newly-registered, and all aapi eligible voters. This is accomplished through the distribution of subgrants to partners, multi touch voter engagement and education program, and leadership training, 2) invest resources, coaching, and technical training to aapi-led grassroot organization partners to integrate civic engagement principals into their core programmatic work.
Strategic communications: apiavote works to communicate with our communities in the languages that enable them to best understand our messaging, and ensure that they see themselves as part of our democracy. The strategic communications team focuses on positioning apiavote as a national authority on the aapi electorate, both within our communities and the general us public and uses this platform to uplift the diversity of all our voices and concerns. We accomplish this through multi-language and culturally tailored content, mis and disinformation monitoring and counter narrative, engagement with ethnic media, and creating a platform for narrative change about aapis.
Outreach: apiavote empowers and supports its nationwide network of partner organizations through hosting or attending conferences, events, and meetings to further our mission of empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander (aapi) communities to strengthen and sustain a culture of civic engagement. This also includes meetings with potential partners to educate them on being a part of apiavote's vast network, as well as attending community events to further our relationship building in the aapi nonprofit space. We also worked in coalition with more than 50+ nonprofits, multicultural partners, influencers, celebrities and community leaders to host the unity march, a national effort to build a solidarity movement following the rise in violence against Asian americans.
Youth engagement: apiavote organizes aapi student organizations and leaders from around the country to increase voter turnout among aapi youth through voter activation efforts, power building, and leadership development and training. We accomplish this through our college youth ambassador program that recruits aapi identifying participants from campuses across the country to conduct culturally-relevant voter outreach campaigns, educate their broader campus community on the issues important to the aapi electorate, and build sustainable programming that include and recognize aapis.
Policy, advocacy and research: to better represent our communities at the national level, apiavote has expanded it capacity to empower it network partners with better insight into the policies and politics of voting rights, and coordinate our inside, outside advocacy strategy through multiple strategies that include: conducting the Asian American voter survey which is the earliest pre-election voter survey conducted in Asian languages, producing aapi state fact sheets every two years that share a detailed breakdown of important aapi demographics in every state, section 203 and voting rights legislation monitoring and advocacy, and providing training, consultation and data support to access, analyze, and manipulating ("cutting turf") voter and census data is a specialized and costly necessity for our ace network to effectively identify and activate our growing communities.
Leadership development and capacity building: apiavote holds a series of weekend-long leadership trainings for nonprofit staff, community leaders and volunteers in cities across the county. Trainees are taught to run an effective voter-mobilization program and incorporate civic participation into an apia Vote and/or coalition's existing structure.

Grants made by Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
One ArizonaField Infrastructure$101,000
Missouri Asian American Youth FoundationField Infrastructure$100,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice AtlantaField Infrastructure$78,000
...and 27 more grants made totalling $1,069,400

Who funds Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Wallace H Coulter TrustGeneral Support$1,200,000
Open Society FoundationsTo Provide General Support$1,000,000
AarpSponsorship of Voter Engagement Programs$650,000
...and 17 more grants received

Personnel at Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

Christine ChenExecutive Director$127,282
Kevin HiranoDirector of Operations and Development
Bob SakaniwaDirector of Policy and Advocacy
Raymond PartolanNational Field Director
Julie WuYouth Programs Manager and Creative Design Lead
...and 2 more key personnel

Financials for Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,287,510
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$136,367
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$8,423,877

Form 990s for Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-14990View PDF
2021-122022-11-11990View PDF
2020-122021-10-19990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122019-12-13990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

Organizations like Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

Promote the Vote FundLansing, MI$2,822,113
The Voter Participation CenterWashington, DC$37,381,213
Fair Lines America FoundationAlexandria, VA$3,133,760
Citizenship Education FundChicago, IL$3,406,892
Houston in Action NetworkHouston, TX$5,298,202
True the VoteHouston, TX$4,794,504
Michigan VoicesDetroit, MI$6,618,319
Ground Game FundAustin, TX$2,550,545
Voter Registration Project Education FundWashington, DC$3,501,700
National Redistricting FoundationChicago, IL$7,661,257
Data update history
January 19, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $1,200,000 from Wallace H Coulter Trust
December 28, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
October 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $850,000 from Open Society Foundations
July 29, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsCivil rights and social justice organizationsCharities
EducationCommunity improvementVoting rights
National levelTax deductible donations
General information
1612 K St NW 600
Washington, DC 20006
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 223-9170
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
R40: Voter Education, Registration
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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