Affiliate Grant Program

General Information

NAPABA recognizes the importance of affiliates and national associates at the local level as a support network for Asian Pacific American attorneys and communities and those interested in Asian Pacific American legal issues. The NAPABA Affiliate Grant Program was established to support affiliates and national associates in carrying out activities to further their missions and goals. The program offers affiliates and national associates the opportunity to receive funding up to $3,000 annually for projects related to membership development and pro bono activities. 

Eligible Projects

  • Non-partisan civic engagement activities that focus on voter registration; voter education, including increasing access to in-language assistance and materials; election protection; poll monitoring; exit polling. Projects can be done in coordination with other established 501(c)3 programs.

  • Programs and pro bono initiatives that address the rise in Anti-Asian sentiment and hate crimes/incidents.

  • Activities that involve advocating for the interests of Asian Pacific American lawyers, the legal profession, and Asian American communities. 

  • Educational workshops for the development and growth of Asian Pacific American lawyers, law students, and other members of the legal profession. 

  • Programs that broaden professional opportunities for, and provide fellowship opportunities among, Asian Pacific American lawyers, other members of the legal profession, and law students. 

  • Community outreach and/or legal services projects.

Grant Recipients

View grant recipients here.

Selection Criteria

  1. Evidence of need for the project and benefit to either the local affiliate, national associate, or the community.

  2. Completed application with all information requested.

  3. Evaluation by the committee will include the following considerations:

    • Preference will be given to applications that exhibit community outreach and/or education.

    • Preference will be given to projects where the affiliate or national associate is actively involved in the development and implementation of the project.

  4. Grant projects may be one-time events or part of a multi-year program.

  5. An affiliate or national associate may receive more than one grant each calendar year, but the total grant awards may not exceed $3,000 for any particular year.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • To apply for a NAPABA Affiliate Grant, please complete the application here.


Contact NAPABA Membership.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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Washington, DC 20006


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