Part of the nationwide #AAPISTRONG movement led by National ACE

AAPI Strong CA

AAPISTRONG CA is a part of the national #AAPISTRONG movement led by National ACE. Our goal is to connect AAPI small business owners throughout the United States with resources to combat discrimination and find meaningful solutions together. You can learn more about the national movement at

Together, with our corporate and nonprofit partners and in partnership with National ACE, we are standing against the racial bias, discrimination, and fear that has plagued our AAPI business communities. The CalAsian Foundation is focused on combating the nationwide rise in AAPI bias, harassment, and violence in our business and small business communities across the country.

Who Benefits?

  • AAPI Small Business Owners
  • AAPI Community
  • CalAsian corporate and nonprofit partners
  • Elected Officials and Policymakers
  • AAPI civic and business leaders


Bring awareness through a series of training on AAPI bias and cultural sensitivity to support the AAPI community, small business owners and their employees.

  • Protecting Asian Lives
  • Mental Health
  • Situational Awareness Intervention Workshops
  • Strategies to Mitigate Implicit Bias
  • Crisis Communication


Bringing together experts focused on the impacts of the AAPI bias, discrimination, and hate crimes against the AAPI community, including small business owners. 

Have a continued conversation on the impacts of the Anti-Asian sentiment, mental health and hate crimes against the AAPI community.

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Developing Your Business Pitch
Speaker: Jess Rhodes
Founder & CEO, JSR Strategies

  • Location: Virtual
  • Date: Thursday, October 17, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PT)

Access to Business Networks
Speaker: Kim Tucker
Executive Director, Impact Foundry

  • Location: Virtual
  • Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PT)

Human Resources and Talent Acquisition
Speaker: Jacques Whitfield
Principal Consultant, CPS HOUR Consulting

  • Location: Virtual
  • Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PT)

We Are AAPI Strong: A California AAPI Strong CA Roundtable

  • Location: TBD, Hybrid (in-person & virtual)
  • Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (PT)

AAPI Strong Resources

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The CalAsian Foundation Invites Your Corporation to Support our 2022 #AAPISTRONGCA Campaign

Why Invest in AAPI Strong?

Your donation to the CalAsian Foundation will ensure that our member organizations and chambers continue to support their small businesses with resources needed to survive the pandemic by:

  • Providing complimentary consulting for AAPI small business owners to help them apply for government relief programs and grants
  • Organizing AAPI bias and cultural sensitivity trainings for small business owners
  • Funding our small business data share initiative to collect and distribute data on the AAPI small business community and measure how racial discrimination and the pandemic have impacted AAPI business + share key findings with policymakers to advocate for change and give a national voice to our community
  • Facilitating conversations for better policies and protections for our communities through regular roundtables with elected officials, policymakers, AAPI business owners, and the CalAsian alliance partners.


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