Since 1996, APANO continues to work in the Portland metro area and beyond, offering direct services primarily to Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
Our Origins & History.
In March of 2017, APANO Statewide was registered as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Renamed in 2023 as APANO Action Fund (AF), we engage in electoral organizing for political candidates at the state and local levels of city, county, and school board.
With a shared mission from sibling organization APANO, Oregon’s oldest and largest Asian and Pacific Islander advocacy organization, we are also active in voter engagement, local and statewide ballot measure organizing and policy lobbying, activities APANO can also participate in as a registered 501(c)(3).
To unite Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work.
We envision a just world where Asians and Pacific Islanders and communities who share our aspirations and struggles have the power, resources, and voice to determine our own futures, and where we work in solidarity to drive political, social, economic, and cultural change.