Participate in the CACF Opportunity List

Immediate opportunities to make a positive difference


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 increase the number of new donors to our community and offer them simple and effective modes of engagement. This platform allows us to test, reiterate, and learn more about our donor community and how best to engage them.

The 2014 pilot for the Fund is our matchmaking initiative, the CACF Opportunity List. The List will give donors access to immediate opportunities to make a positive difference in our community. Our goal is to feature projects that are innovative and support capacity building initiatives of organizations. The List will be shared with prospective donors whose interests align with their specific areas of focus.

We invite nonprofits to complete and submit the Letter of Interest Form so that we can review and evaluate your project requests. Once approved, we will include your project in the CACF Opportunity List.  While we will make the best efforts to promote the List, not all projects will be successful funded. For more information, please review the Introduction to the CACF Catalyst Fund. The deadline for the submission of the completed Letter of Interest Form is June 30, 2014.

Donors will be able to access the list on August 31 and decide which projects they wish to support.

Please direct all inquiries to Gillian Yeoh, gillian@chineseamericancf.org.