$100 million pledge aims to support Asian American, Pacific Islander groups

By Deepa Bharath, The Daily Bulletin |

California represents one-third of the nation’s AAPI population, and the biggest AAPI population centers are in Los Angeles and Orange counties, said Karthick Ramakrishnan, chair of the state Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs and director of the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside. The Inland Empire is also an important growth area for the AAPI community to which funders need to pay attention, he said.

“This will be one important step among many others that foundations as well as state and local governments will take to make sure our nonprofit community partners get the funding and support they need,” said Ramakrishnan, who is also on the board of The California Endowment.

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