Google has announced commitments totaling more than $10 million in support of organizations working to ensure the safety of and equity for the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
“Our community is worried about our families, as the [AAPI] community has faced unabated, horrific violence and racism over the last year,” wrote Marvin Chow, Google’s vice president for marketing, in a blog post. “We’re afraid to step outside our homes. These challenges require national attention and dialogue in order for lasting change to occur.”
Grants totaling more than $3 million were awarded by Google.org to nearly forty organizations, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Self Help for the Elderly in San Francisco, the Asian Counseling and Referral Service in Seattle, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council in Los Angeles, and the Asian American Federation in New York City. In addition, the tech giant will provide $3.5 million in ad grants to Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Stop AAPI Hate, and other nonprofits in support of incident reporting, bystander training, and civil rights work focused on the AAPI community, and will offer $4 million in YouTube ad credits to nonprofits, creators, and storytellers who are championing the #StopAsianHate movement.
And to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Google Arts & Culture has launched a hub dedicated to AAPI experiences in collaboration with nearly fifty partners, including the Museum of Chinese in America, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the Center for Asian American Media, and the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design.