FAQ

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1. What does the Chinese American Community Foundation do?

We promote philanthropy in the Chinese American community and serve as an intermediary between donors and community organizations. By leveraging our vast network of leaders, in-depth knowledge of the community, and expertise in gift planning, we serve as a resource for both donors and the organizations improving their communities.

2. How does the Chinese American Community Foundation help donors?

We arm donors with the information that helps them give more effectively. At CACF, they have access to philanthropic services such as gift planning, organizational analysis, strategy development, program reporting, and impact measurement. In addition to learning opportunities and field visits, we hope to develop a network for our donors to meet and share their experiences so they may increase the impact of their giving. Ultimately, our aim is to create a community of donors who support each other in their philanthropic journey.

3. How does the Chinese American Community Foundation help community groups?

CACF enables community groups to better serve Chinese Americans in the Bay Area through grants, collaborative fundraising, and educational programs such as trainings and shared-learning opportunities. We hope to serve as a knowledge resource and partner in growing planned gifts.

5, How is the Chinese American Community Foundation funded?

Our organization is currently supported by the Board of Directors and friends who are interested in promoting philanthropic participation the Chinese American community.

6. How is the Chinese American Community Foundation structured?

The Chinese American Community Foundation has donor-advised funds at both The San Francisco Foundation and The Silicon Valley Community Foundation.