National CAPACD

Moving Forwardrising together


The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development is a coalition of nearly 100 organizations, spanning 19 states and Pacific Islands. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for low-income Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) by promoting economic vitality, civic and political participation, and racial equity.

See a summary of how we've collectively improved the lives of 2 million low-income Asian Americans by scrolling below or downloading the full PDF here.

How it all started

How national CAPACD was created

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is the fastest growing racial group in the United States, with a growth rate over four times higher than that of the nation as a whole. In March 1999, community leaders and activists recognized the need for a national organization that could be a vehicle for advocacy and policy analysis related to issues facing low-income AAPI communities.

In June of the same year, representatives of 16 organizations met in Seattle to plan the coalition, creating the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, or National CAPACD, pronounced "National Capacity." The first convention was held in 2000 in conjunction with a celebration of President Clinton's new White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Our highlights over 15 years

Our Impact

Thank You to our Members

Thank You to our Members and supporters

Over the course of the last 15 years, our membership has increased from 15 organizations to over 100. Here are a selected few and what they've helped us achieve:

Over the course of the last 15 years, our membership has increased from 15 organizations to over 100.

and Supporters

  • AARP
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Asian Americans for Equality
  • Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • BBVA Compass
  • California Endowment
  • Capital One Foundation
  • Center for Leadership Innovation
  • Citi
  • Citi Community Development
  • Citi Foundation
  • City of Seattle
  • Cole Chemical
  • Comcast
  • Consumer Action
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Fannie Mae
  • Fannie Mae Foundation
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Cincinnati
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
  • Federal Home Loan Bank President's Fund
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Topeka
  • Ford Foundation
  • Freddie Mac
  • George Mason University
  • Hmong National Development
  • Homeownership Preservation Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Education Fund
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Nakatomi & Associates
  • National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders
  • National Association of Realtors
  • National Council for Asian Pacific Americans
  • National Council of La Raza
  • National Fair Housing Alliance
  • National Urban League
  • Neighborhood Funders Group
  • NeighborWorks America
  • Ocwen Financial Corporation
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment
  • PNC Bank
  • PolicyLink
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Southwest Airlines
  • State Farm
  • Surdna Foundation
  • Union Bank
  • US Census Bureau
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • US Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Verizon
  • Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

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