Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the surge in anti-Asian racism has revealed the depth and complexities of racial bigotry and misogyny that exist across the United States. It is rooted in the white supremacy that also fuels anti-Black racism and seeks to divide our country across racial identities.
At the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), we stand in solidarity with our Asian American friends, colleagues and partners, and allies against racism, white supremacy, gendered violence and violence against communities of color.
We are steadfast in our commitment to investing in organizations led by or accountable to Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities. We will continue to address systemic social and political disparities as part of a holistic and intersectional approach to securing long-term equitable recovery after disasters. We promise to continue learning from and following the lead of underrepresented and underserved communities in our collective efforts to ensure all communities are safe and thrive.
Here are a few resources for donors and grantmakers for ways to fight anti-Asian racism
- Supporting API Communities Resource Directory:
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)
- Letter to the Editor: As Violence Against Asian Americans Intensifies, the Moment for Philanthropy to Act Is Now
by Patricia Eng, CEO, AAPIP, and Erik Stegman, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy
- Philanthropy’s Asian American Exclusion Problem
by Stephanie Peng, Senior Associate for Movement Research, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
- It’s Time for Philanthropy to Address Its Erasure of AAPI Voices and Perspectives
by Grace Nicolette, Vice President, Programming and External Relations, Center for Effective Philanthropy
- Crowdsourcing Statements and Guidance
By The Communications Network