GRAND RAPIDS ASIAN PACIFIC FOUNDATION

EST. 2017

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Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Foundation (GRAPF) works to bring cultural awareness, resources to support AAPI Talent and businesses to thrive today, tomorrow, and forever.

Our mission is to ensure our thriving community who choose to live in the Grand Rapids and surrounding area experience financial stability and access to opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Main areas of focus:

Cultivate belonging through cultural events and festival

Economic equity through business development

Empowerment by developing talent


We believe the changes we make now will create a lasting impact on all the

communities in West Michigan. Together, we can make change happen. Will you join us?

Who will be named the 2023 Best Noodle dish in West Michigan?

We are looking for competitors to share their best noodle dishes with West Michiganders. To participate in the competition, please submit the Interest Application below. Be creative! Bring out the family recipe! And win the title!

Enjoy $6 noodle bowls from 12 different competitors

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Vote for your favorite bowl through a link that will be posted on www.GRAPF.org

and our social media on the day of the event from 12 to 4:30 PM

Parking Info: Plenty of parking spaces nearby, and MOST meters are free on the weekend,

we encourage you to walk, roll or ride The Rapid/DASH to this event.

This event is a partnership of the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Foundation and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

and is one of the many events at the 2023 #WorldofWinterGR Festival in #DowntownGR

Learn more at WorldOfWinterGR.com


Interested in being our foundation partner or to sponsoring our festival?

Please email Ace@grapf.org

We want to highlight the amazing support of our

2022 Festival Title Sponsors

What we've done in 2020 and 2021

September 25, 2021 - Global Water Fest Partner and dragon boat race producer

● March 20, 2021 - #StopAsianHate Rally & Vigil

● February 12, 2021 - World of Winter: Virtual Lunar New Year Festival w/ Downtown Grand Rapids INC

● December 22, 2020 - Filipino Lantern Display @ Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD)

● December 21, 2020 - Filipino Lantern Celebration 2020

● December 14, 2020 - Filipino Parol/Lantern Making Class - With Redd

● December 12, 2020 - DASH w/ GRAPH 2.0 (Sponsored by: United Way)

● November 7, 2020 - DASH w/ GRAPF 1.0 (Sponsored by: United Way)

● October 3, 2020 - Mid-Autumn Festival 2020

● October 1, 2020 - People of GRAPF - Writing Expos

● August 17, 2020 - How to Make Banh Mi - With Mama Hang (Video)

● August 15, 2020 - Asian Street Food 2.0

● August 13, 2020 - WOOD TV 8 - Asian Street Food 2.0 Event Promotion

● August 9, 2020 - Mel Trotter Ministries - Food

● August 2020 - Best Damn Sports - Kickball team activity

● July 18, 2020 - Asian Street Food Drive-Thru Edition

● July 28, 2020 - Kent County Small Business Grant Workshop

● June 20, 2020 - ZOOM Talk - Kent County Small Business Recovery Program w/ Ace Marasigan, Dante Villareal and Phillip Nguyen

● June 13, 2020 - Donations to Baxter Community Center w/ Sony Le (Kim Nhung Superstore)

● June 8, 2020 - Metro Health Hospital Foundation - Volunteering to assemble Facial Care Kits for Metro Health Staff

● May 22, 2020 - Food Demonstration - Chicken Mei Fun w/ Mai Thao

● May 15, 2020 - Food Demonstration - Copycat Pepper Lunch Beef Pepper Rice w/ Cham Cuevas Junglas

● May 11, 2020 - DeGage Ministries - Rice Bag Food Donations w/ India Market & Kim Nhung

● April 29, 2020 - Mel Trotter Ministries - Rice Bag Food Donations w/ Kim Nhung

● April 24, 2020 - Face Mask Donations w/ The Only Bean (creator of Covidguardf und Project)

● April 29, 2020 - Mel Trotter Ministries - Rice Bag Food Donations w/ Kim Nhung

● March 30, 2020 - GRAPF Assists

● February 18, 2020 - GRAPF 2020 Poster Contest

● February 15, 2020 - World of Winter: Valent-ICE - Sushi ice sculpture display

● February 6, 2020 - Learn more about the Coronavirus w/ Dr. Bridget Chin