Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Support Asian American & Pacific Islander communities through Our Promise


Collage of 5 photos: Polynesian kids with masks; South Asian woman with headscarf; Asian man holding traditional Chinese lion dance art in a crowd of other Asians; 4 Asian women wearing purple and masks, a Sikh solder in uniform with matching fatigue turban receiving medal.

Although the first Asians documented in the Americas arrived in 1587, Asian Pacific Heritage Week was first introduced in 1977 and later became Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in 1990.

State workers have an opportunity to celebrate and support our Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities by making a monthly payroll donation through Our Promise. 

We’ve compiled 10 Certified nonprofits that serve Asian/Pacific American communities in alphabetical order. All of them are based in California.

Please know that Our Promise donors are able to make a donation to ANY nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status.

1. Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Tax ID # 94-2176139 | OP Code # 14915

Promoting and advancing legal and civil rights of the Asian Pacific American community, with a focus on the needs of low-income, immigrant and refugee populations.

2. Asian Pacific Community Fund of Southern California

Tax ID # 95-4257997 | OP Code # 4362

Meeting the diverse needs of the Asian Pacific Islanders and building healthy communities through funding of education, job training, healthcare and senior services.

3. Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, Inc (AIWA)

Tax ID # 94-2977665 | OP Code # 14914

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, Inc (AIWA)empowers low-income Asian immigrant women and youth leaders to advocate for themselves, their families, and the community through education, leadership and collective action programs.

4. Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP)

Tax ID # 95-2848695 | OP Code # 12802

Improving community health through providing prevention education, treating substance abuse, and facilitating economic development to increase job skills and employment opportunities.

5. Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, Inc. (ACC Senior Services)

Tax ID # 94-2271380 | OP Code # 7336

Our organization promotes and enhances the quality of life and general welfare for seniors by identifying, developing, and providing culturally sensitive health and social services.

6. Asian Youth Center (AYC)

Tax ID # 33-0383691| OP Code # 26382

Empowering youth and families of all communities to overcome barriers to success through the provision of culturally and linguistically competent education, employment, and social services.

7. Center for the Pacific-Asian Family (CPAF)

Tax ID # 95-3532351 | OP Code # 13863

CPAF assists homeless Asian and Pacific Islander (API) survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in finding shelter, safe harbor, and access to critical services.

8. East Bay Asian Youth Center

Tax ID # 94-2925799 | OP Code # 27071

East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) serves over 3,000 K-12th grade students annually by providing trusted mentors, educational programs, intensive case management, internships and grassroots advocacy.

9. My Sister’s House

Tax ID # 68-0464114 | OP Code # 12453

My Sister’s House serves Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

10. San Francisco Community Health Center 
(formerly Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center)

Tax ID # 94-3096109 | OP Code # 11120

We transform lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality for people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and immigration statuses.

Please remember that Our Promise donors are able to make a donation to ANY nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status. Find thousands of other nonprofit organizations certified through Our Promise. Find more here.