EIN 94-3261846

Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

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APEN seeks to empower low-income Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities to achieve environmental and social justice. APEN believes that the environment includes everything around us: where we live, work and play.
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Program areas at APEN

Richmond & Oakland - APEN maintained deep relationships through ongoing engagement with its grassroots poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee members. APEN completed two virtual APEN Academy series, and provided one-on-one leadership development support. Staff provided culturally competent outreach, language access, and practical support to leaders and residents to participate in decision-making. APENs members helped secure campaign wins for Just Transition at the local and state levels to stop the bad (refinery pollution), build the new (climate resilience hubs, grassroots leadership development), and move the money (climate resilience and community investments in prevention).
Network & Communications - APEN had over 900 media hits globally on topics including climate change, sea level rise and pollution threats, equitable energy policy, and advocating for investments in prevention and restorative justice and healing for communities of color instead of reinforcing racial divisions. APEN provided leadership to national and local networks including Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Asians Rising, Richmond Our Power Coalition, Oakland Rising, and moreto advance Just Transition to a regenerative economy and stable affordable housing. Co-hosted (with cross-racial partners) community healing and reimaging public safety events in response to violence, with over 2,000 attendees and 16,000+ online viewers. Created a temporary volunteer community strolling initiative in Oaklands Chinatown and supported establishment of ongoing ambassadors programs by allies.
State, Policy & Civic Engagement - APEN provided leadership and support to state and national alliances including: California Green New Deal Coalition (CA GND), California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), Asian American Pacific Islanders for Civic Empowerment (AAPI ForCE), and Million Voters Project. For the CA GND, APEN organized and expanded the steering committeerecruiting seventeen new cross-sectoral organizations. The coalition set short and long term campaign priorities and researched and analyzed emerging climate justice policy issues. The coalition assessed the state budget for climate justice implications, including government investments in community resilience centers across the state where frontline communities can access services and connect with each other before, during, and after disaster strikes.

Grants made by APEN

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
RyseInst for Sustainable Communities$150,000
Urban TilthOur Power Coalition Contribution$9,625
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC)Public Safety Regrant$6,250
...and 3 more grants made

Who funds Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Schmidt Family Foundation (TSFF)Encouraging A Just Transition Away From Fossil Fuels$310,000
James Irvine FoundationTo Support An Input and Feedback Process$300,000
Working Families Organization (WFO)State Investments-Gndn$240,000
...and 67 more grants received totalling $5,069,712

Personnel at APEN

Miya YoshitaniExecutive Director$102,041
Kenneth TangOakland Organizing Director
Marie ChoiCommunications Director
Amee RavalPolicy and Research Director$119,710
Maggie TsaiState Political Director
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for APEN

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$11,025,937
Program services$414,802
Investment income and dividends$3,108
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
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$679
Total revenues$11,444,526

Form 990s for APEN

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-09-10990View PDF
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122019-10-31990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-10-13990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $95,000 from Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)
April 14, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
November 4, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $145,000 from NEO Philanthropy
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General information
426 17th St Ste 500
Oakland, CA 94612
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Alameda County, CA
Website URL
(510) 834-8920
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IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C60: Environmental Education
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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