Asian American Federation of New York


Asian American Federation of New York

The Asian American Federation of New York is a nonprofit organization working to advance the civic voice of Asian Americans in the New York metropolitan area. Established in 1990, the Asian American Federation of NY supports and collaborates with 39 member agencies to improve quality of life and support philanthropy in the Asian American community. Organizations with which the Asian American Federation of New York works include [http://www.aafe.org Asian Americans for Equality] , the [http://www.cpc-ny.org Chinese-American Planning Council] , and the [http://www.nyawc.org New York Asian Women's Center] .

In 2007, the Asian American Federation of New York won a National Leadership in Action Award from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. That same year, it was among over 530 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $30 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. [cite web| url=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/06/nyregion/06donate.html?ex=1278302400&en=93a1beabd4ede5b8&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss nytimes.com| title=New York Times: City Groups Get Bloomberg Gift of $20 Million |accessdate=2007-08-20] Since 2002, the Carnegie Corporation has donated more than $115 million. [cite web |url=http://www.carnegie.org/sub/news/2007anonymous.html |title= Carnegie Corp: NYC Arts & Social Service Orgs Awarded Grants |accessdate=2007-08-20 ]

Annually, the Federation hosts the "Spirit of Asian American Gala," an event that recognizes Asian American individuals who have made a substantial contribution to society. The honorees for the 2007 "Spirit of Asian American Gala" were Arvind Raghunathan, Sung-Joo Kim, Farooq Kathwari, and Haruko Smith.

References

*Asian American Federation of New York. [http://www.aafny.org/] . Accessed April 27, 2007.


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