This May, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by honoring the history, achievements, leadership and resilience of AAPI communities.
Among the many nonprofits doing essential work within these communities, we’d like to highlight New Breath Foundation and give you a chance to support its effort to raise more than $10 million for AAPI communities committed to building power and cross-racial solidarity.
NBF was founded in 2017 by Eddy Zheng, whose experiences while incarcerated as a juvenile and young adult inspired his commitment to eradicate systemic racism and discrimination. The foundation is based in Oakland and its mission is to support AAPI immigrants and refugees, people impacted by incarceration and deportation, and survivors of violence.
Now, in partnership with the East Bay Community Foundation, NBF seeks to raise more than $10 million for its New Breath Foundation Community Fund with the intention of making grants aimed at supporting community organizing, violence prevention, power-building among AAPI organizations, increasing long-term sustainability of organizations working toward racial inclusion and equity, and more.