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We Got Us Fund

Host Organization: New Breath Foundationmdi-circle-small Oakland, CA, US mdi-circle-small new-breath.org/wegotus

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New Breath Foundation launched the We Got Us Fund (WGUF) in 2021 in response to rising anti-Asian violence. With a fundraising goal of $10M, the WGUF offers grants to AANHPI grassroots organizations whose work is rooted in cross-racial solidarity with local communities of color and within their communities. The grassroots organizations we support fight scapegoating, cultivate culturally relevant healing, promote cross-racial solidarity, and protect communities from systemic and interpersonal violence.

Our philanthropic approach relies on going directly to the source—the community. NBF uses a participatory grantmaking process, working with grantees and taking their cues. As of 2023, the We Got Us Fund granted $5.65M to smaller grassroots organizations with annual budgets of less than $1M. Because these smaller AANHPI frontline groups are typically overlooked by traditional philanthropy, a WGUF grant significantly affects their capacity to create transformative impact and narrative change.

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The New Breath Foundation offers hope, healing, and new beginnings for Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) new immigrants and refugees, and people impacted by incarceration, deportation, and systemic violence.

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