GRAND RAPIDS ASIAN-PACIFIC FOUNDATION

EST. 2017

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?

does your noodle dish has what it takes to be name the Best noodle champ in West Michigan 2023?

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 on 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: There are tons of available parking spaces nearby and MOST meters are free on the weekend, but we encourage you to walk, roll, or ride The Rapid/DASH to this event.

This event is in partnership with the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Foundation and is one of many during the 2023 #WorldofWinterGR Festival in #DowntownGR

Learn more at WorldOfWinterGR.com


India Day Celebration aug 19 -20, 2022

FAMILY FUN INDIA DAY CELEBRATION. Experience Indian Culture and Heritage through musical performances, authentic food, Bollywood Dancing, and family activities.

A full day of excitement for everyone!

Guest appearances by Indian Bollywood actress Bhagyashree and actor Abhimanyu Dassani,

musical performances by Aisha, Bollywood singer Mayuri, DJ Ankit, DJ Amit, and so much more.

FREE and OPEN to the public

Authentic Indian food and merchandise vendors

Family activities

Entertainment all-day

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For sponsorship opportunities, email Ace@grapf.or or call

Manoj Mulki 616-516-9797

We hope you will consider joining us in the important work, whether as a continuing sponsor or an

organization sponsoring for the first time. Your contribution will help support the work of our mission.

Stay tuned for INDIA DAY GALA - on August 19 at the JW Marriott.

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

Please email Ace@grapf.org

Our 2022 Foundation Sponsors, Donors, and Partners

May Design and Prints

Ace Marasigan, REALTOR

Sponsors, Donors, and Partners

2022 Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific FESTIVAL

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