Honoring Our Diverse AAPI Grant Partners
During this time of increased xenophobia targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders—and at all times—we stand in solidarity with AAPI communities here in Minnesota and across the nation. We grieve those who lost their lives in the Atlanta area and support all who have experienced racial trauma and fear.
Philanthropy has a role to play in better understanding the pressures that our diverse AAPI communities face, in amplifying AAPI perspectives, and in investing in their leadership. We at McKnight are committed to doing these better in Minnesota and beyond.
We need to do more than #StopAsianHate. We need to celebrate Asian American joy, support Asian artists, organizations, and businesses, and listen to Asian voices. Through a new social media content series we’re calling #CelebrateAAPI, we will shine a light on the many Asian American Pacific Islander organizations McKnight has the privilege to have as grant partners in Minnesota. We honor these community leaders for their ingenuity and their many contributions that make our state a better place to call home.