Non-profit

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

Website:

www.apiavote.org/

Location:

WASHINGTON DC, DC

Tax ID:

03-0575412

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $792,326
Expenses: $548,664
Assets: $245,372

Executive Director:

Christine Chen

Formation:

2005

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a left-of-center voter mobilization and research organization that aims to increase political participation among left-leaning Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. [1] The organization frequently advocates for left-of-center policies and partners with left-of-center organizations. [2]

Finances

In 2018, APIAVote received $2,343,769 in contributions and reported $1,517,249 in net assets. [3] [4]

In 2018, APIAVote received a $20,000 contribution from the left-of-center funding pass-through NEO Philanthropy[5] and $12,500 in contributions from Asian Americans Advancing Justice. [6]

Research

APIAVote’s “2020 Asian American Voter Survey” found that around 54% of registered Asian-American voters planned to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, 30% planned to vote for incumbent President Donald Trump, and 16% were undecided. [7]  The summary of the report written by APIAVote emphasized that only Vietnamese Americans preferred President Trump over former Vice President Biden in the 2020 election, though the report also revealed that the Asian-American community as a whole preferred the economic policies of the Republican Party to those of the Democratic Party. [8]

Programs

Norman Y. Mineta Institute

The Norman Y. Mineta Institute at APIAVote trains volunteers in voter outreach and engagement. Norman Mineta, the Institute’s namesake, is a career Democratic politician who served as Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration and Secretary of Transportation in the George W. Bush administration. [9]

Field and Infrastructure Building

APIAVote builds out get-out-the-vote infrastructure in Asian-American community centers, and partners with other organizations to increase voter registration in their communities. [10] Many of the organizations with which APIAVote has partnered explicitly support left-of-center policy positions, such as the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. [11]

Leadership

Christine Chen is the founder and executive director of APIAVote. [12] Before forming APIAVote Chen was the executive director of OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates. [13]

References

  1. “About Us” Rise Up & Care. http://riseup.care/temp-about ^
  2. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax – 2017” Guidestar.org. Accessed November 11, 2020. Part I, Line 1. ^
  3. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed November 11, 2020. Part I, Line 12. ^
  4. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed November 11, 2020. Part I, Line 22. ^
  5. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed November 11, 2020. Schedule I. Part II (a) (280). ^
  6. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed November 11, 2020. Schedule I. Part II (a) (2). ^
  7. “2020 ASIAN AMERICAN VOTER SURVEY” Asian and Pacific Islander Vote. https://www.apiavote.org/research/2020-asian-american-voter-survey ^
  8. “Key Findings – Slide 8” 2020 Asian American Voter Survey by Asian and Pacific Islander Vote. https://www.apiavote.org/sites/default/files/2020-09/2020%20Asian%20American%20Voter%20Survey%20-%20Sept%2015.pdf ^
  9. “2020 Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute Trainings.” APIAVote, October 1, 2020. https://www.apiavote.org/event/2020NYMLI. ^
  10. “FIELD & INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDING” Asian and Pacific Islander Vote. https://www.apiavote.org/field-infrastructure-building ^
  11. “Partner Organizations” Asian and Pacific Islander Vote. https://www.apiavote.org/partner-organizations ^
  12. “Christine Chen” Asian and Pacific Islander Vote. https://www.apiavote.org/christine ^
  13. “Christine Chen” Asian and Pacific Islander Vote. https://www.apiavote.org/christine ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. EunSook Lee
    Former Co-Chair

Supported Movements

  1. Vote Early Day
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 2007

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $792,326 $548,664 $245,372 $95,683 N $792,326 $0 $0 $120,180 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $669,113 $1,391,864 $29,099 $101,380 N $669,109 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $722,812 $668,062 $694,411 $43,941 N $597,812 $125,000 $0 $100,000
    2014 Dec Form 990 $1,432,419 $839,957 $628,951 $33,231 N $1,432,419 $0 $0 $80,000 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990EZ $14,391 $39,946 $32,744 $29,486 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $783,111 $714,854 $103,690 $74,877 N $783,105 $0 $6 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990EZ $28,211 $120,898 $10,071 $15,515 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

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    Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

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