Empowering AAPI Businesses: Addressing Challenges and Advocating for Change

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) businesses and workers in California are vital to our economy, yet they face unique challenges, especially exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This period highlighted existing disparities in access to capital and resources, with AAPI businesses experiencing significant drops in sales and facing obstacles in receiving government financial aid, such […]

Navigating the Complex Intersections: Job Loss, Unemployment, and AAPI Cultural Barriers in California

Empowering AAPI Success with Insights on California’s Workforce, Small Businesses, Leadership Training, and More! In California, the convergence of job loss, unemployment, and homelessness presents a multifaceted challenge, compounded by cultural barriers that hinder equitable access to opportunities. The complex interplay between these factors emphasizes the urgent need for a comprehensive approach to address the […]

Class XVI Graduates from the Catalyst Leadership Program Class

Media Contact: Nikki Saechaonsaechao@calasianfoundation.org The CalAsian Foundation’s Catalyst Leadership Program held its prestigious graduation ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2023, at The Sutter Club. The event marked the culmination of a transformative nine-month journey for the 19 program participants, who met once a month for three hours under the guidance of Program Director Cassandra Pye […]

AAPI Lift Launch Event

Media Contact: Nikki Saechaonsaechao@calasianfoundation.org The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Foundation (CalAsian Foundation) hosted a launch event for their AAPI Lift program on December 5, 2022 at the Leland Stanford Mansion. AAPI Lift is a new civic leadership program targeting Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the private sector, including small business owners and […]

CalAsian Foundation to Host First Pickleball Tournament in 2023

The CalAsian Foundation team has something exciting in the works… In 2023, we’ll host our first ever Pickleball Tournament for a day of movement, team building, and of course some healthy competition. Start gathering your winning team now!  More details to follow — stay tuned!

CalAsian Receives $500,000 grant to assist minority-owned businesses

source: Sacramento Business Journal By Renata Geraldo  –  Data Reporter, Sacramento Business Journal Jul 27, 2021 The Sacramento-based California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce said it received a $500,000 grant from the Citi Foundation as part of $25 million the foundation is distributing to nonprofits that assist minority-owned businesses. CalAsian was one of 50 nonprofits nationwide to […]