Welcoming James W. Head to the East Bay Community Foundation


On November 3, the Chinese American Community Foundation Board of Directors welcomed James W. Head to his new role as CEO & President of the East Bay Community Foundation at a special gathering attended by community leaders. David Lei, Vice Chairman of CACF, congratulated James and encouraged him to get to know the Chinese American […]


Hidden in Plain Site


In the report, Hidden in Plain Site: Asian American Leaders in Silicon Valley, the authors looked at the 2013 EEOC data and found huge disparities in race and gender. The analysis was made possible by increased transparency by tech companies in disclosing previously confidential data. The EEOC data released by five large Silicon Valley companies (Google, […]


Transformative Leadership Development at the Grassroots


The Oakland-based Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA) is a 30-year-old grassroots organization that invests in, and more specifically, prioritizes, the long-term leadership development of its constituents. AIWA’s Community Transformational Organizing Strategy (CTOS) is an evidence-based and systematic grassroots leadership development model based on decades of community-driven campaigns and peer-led organizing.


Diverse Culture of Generosity Program


The Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter is hosting a lively discussion of the tradition of philanthropy within the Hispanic, Chinese and Indian-American communities in the Bay Area. CACF co-founder and board member, Buck Gee will be speaking at this event.


Annual Executive Director’s Luncheon


On December 5, 2014, we co-hosted the annual executive director’s holiday lunch with The San Francisco Foundation. Dr. Rolland M. Lowe, our Chairman congratulated Mr. Fred Blackwell on his new appointment as President & CEO of The San Francisco Foundation. Fred spoke of his plans for reaching out and revisiting the organization’s role. The annual […]


Are AAPI Seniors Financially Secure?


Compared to other ethnic groups, AAPIs (Asian American & Pacific Islanders) as a whole are generally seen as more economically secure. They have higher average household incomes and are major consumers and users of financial products and services. One factor may have to do with the often larger and often multi-generational households. However, a new report […]


Cameron House Executive Director To Take Part in Media Training Project


The Asian American Journalist Association is organizing its first AAJA Media Institute, a two-day workshop to train thought leaders and help them become valuable sources to the media. The project grew out of the need to have diverse, go-to experts that can help journalists tell their story. Thirty participants will take part in the boot […]


What You Need to Know About Nonprofit Mergers


Since the 2008 recession, the nonprofit and grantmaking communities have steadily paid increasing attention to mergers. The total pool of grantmaking dollars available to support nonprofit mergers has grown, albeit modestly. And more nonprofits have considered merger as a part of their strategy to increase and sustain their impact in the community. Yet, as recent […]


Nonprofits: Participate in the CACF Opportunity List


The Chinese American Community Foundation is pleased to invite community groups to participate in the newly established Catalyst Fund that aims to encourage innovation and collaboration in the Chinese American nonprofit community. Building upon our recent study on Chinese American philanthropists and our collective knowledge of donor motivations, the goal of the Fund is to […]