T The mission of the Asian-American Foundation of Oregon (AAFO) is to contribute towards educating the general public about Asian-American cultures by providing activities and opportunities such as:
Providing scholarships for higher education. Sponsoring exhibits and lectures in schools and community. Establishing an Asian-American cultural Education Center in Eugene, Oregon. We invite you to become a member of the AAFO and support its goals and activities.
Bylaws of the AAFO provide that any person who supports the mission and activities of the AAFO, whose application is approved by the Board of Trustees of the AAFO, and who agrees to pay the required membership dues may become a member of the AAFO.
Membership benefits include the right to vote a the annual membership meetings, event announcements and newsletters. One time dues are $10 per person or $20 per family.
Please join us in promoting Asian and Asian-American cultural education.
To promote cultural understanding, mutual respect and friendship among all people by sponsoring Asian American cultural education activities, awarding (college) scholarship grants and establishing an Asian American Cultural Education Center in the Eugene/Springfield area.
Examples of the types of projects the foundation wishes to fund include, but not limited to the following:
• Further development of Asian and Asian American performing arts, dances, and entertainment that is shared with the broader community
• Assistance with purchasing cultural attire for performance purposes
• Assistant with materials and supplies used to share Asian cultural arts
The AAFO was incorporated in 1993 as a public benefit organization under the Oregon Non-profit Corporation Act and qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, education and cultural purposes. The AAFO is supported entirely by volunteer staffing and is funded solely through fund raising activities such as annual auctions and donations towards scholarship awards.
The Asian-American Foundation of Oregon accepts applications for college scholarships that are awarded for the academic school year that begins in the fall of each year. The Foundation offers, two $1,000 scholarships, annually, for qualified applicants who have participated in Asian community and cultural events, anywhere in Oregon.
Please see below for application requirements. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.
Congratulations to our past AAFO Scholarship Award Recipients!
The Asian American Foundation of Oregon (AAFO) scholarship grants will be made to encourage students who have demonstrated interest in Asian American cultural activities, to continue to participate in Asian American community and cultural activities which help support and promote the mission statement of the AAFO. You must be a resident of Oregon and a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required, as well as an essay and letters of recommendation.
SCHOLARSHIP MATERIALS• Procedures
• Checklist (the MS Word doc will download automatically)
• Sign-Up Form (the MS Word doc will download automatically)
GRANT FUNDING FOR CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
The Asian American Foundation of Oregon welcomes grant applications/proposals to support Asian and Asian American organizations and individuals interested in developing and supporting cultural activities that meet the mission of the foundation.
Criteria for grant funding can be found by click here. .
Membership benefits include the right to vote a the annual membership meetings, event announcements and newsletters. Join us today and help promote Asian and Asian-American cultural education.
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