EST. 2017

WHAT IS GRAPF?

The Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Foundation (GRAPF) is a 501c3 nonprofit deeply ingrained in our community, driven by a purposeful mission to weave cultural enrichment, economic empowerment, community unity, and proactive education into the fabric of West Michigan communities. 

We aim to provide resources and opportunities to ensure our community's success. GRAPF centers its efforts around four pillars:

Our mission is to shape a vibrant, inclusive, and thriving community where cultural awareness, economic empowerment, individual growth, and community education intersect seamlessly. We are dedicated to providing an environment where everyone can prosper, contribute significantly to our communities, and initiate positive change. This commitment forms the core of our dedication to the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. Beyond these communities, we actively foster cross-cultural understanding and create opportunities for everyone to thrive. Together, through cultural events, business initiatives, and talent development programs, we are actively shaping a brighter, more inclusive future for everyone.

OUR PAST INITIATIVES:

● 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

You can help us by volunteering, attending our events, or donating. 

Working together, we can make a positive difference, and your support is priceless.

Interested in becoming a foundation partner or sponsoring our festival? Please email ace@grapf.org