Committee of 100 and The Asian American Foundation Jointly Launch Database to Report and Track Incidents of Hate and Bias Against the AANHPI NYC Community

The AAPI Hate Tracker Also Focuses on Providing Help and Resources for Victims in New York City

New York, NY (May 14, 2024) – Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans and The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), a national organization building safety, belonging and prosperity for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, announced today that they have launched a new online database to help report and track incidents of hate and bias toward the AANHPI community in New York City.  

The AAPI Hate Tracker is a collaborative project created by Committee of 100 and TAAF and supported by several NYC AAPI nonprofit partners, as part of the NYC Anti-Hate Collaborative. The database is funded by TAAF and Committee of 100, along with federal funding from a grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice. 

The AAPI Hate Tracker seeks to collect information on incidents motivated by hate, bigotry, bias, or discrimination against AANHPI individuals or communities. Additionally, if a survivor requests additional support or services, a participating nonprofit partner will reach out directly to address those needs. Later this summer, the AAPI Hate Tracker will feature a dashboard aggregating submitted data with publicly available law enforcement agency data. 

“We are thrilled to have partnered with TAAF on this timely and important project,” said Cindy Tsai, Interim President, Committee of 100. “Committee of 100’s 2023 State of Chinese American survey showed that 55% of Chinese Americans worry about their safety related to hate crimes or harassment, 9% had been physically intimidated or assaulted and 46% felt they were treated with less respect than other people. As incidents of Asian hate continue to plague our community, it is our hope that this work will have long standing use in understanding the causes of Asian hate and bias and guide us in implementing evidence-based solutions.” 

“We’re excited to work with Committee of 100 and the NYC Anti-hate Collaborative to bring this resource to the AANHPI community of New York City,” said Norman Chen, CEO of The Asian American Foundation. “Our recently released NYC Safety Study uncovered that only 46% of the Asian American New Yorkers who experienced a hate incident in the past year reported it to anyone at all, with barriers including not wanting to bring attention to themselves, not knowing how to report, and not feeling comfortable reporting to law enforcement. Keeping this feedback in mind, we designed this platform to be easy-to-use and to be able to take in reports anonymously. This tool will help to create an accurate and up-to-date database to ensure survivors have access to the resources they need to heal, and inform solutions that will eventually help bring an end to AANHPI hate.” 

Anyone who feels they are a victim or witness of AANHPI hate or bias in New York City can submit an incident report at The AAPI Hate Tracker will also be accessible from and

If the victim requests additional support or services as part of their report, they will be contacted by one of the participating local AAPI serving non-profit partners. The incident report does not constitute making a report to law enforcement, and none of the information submitted will be shared with law enforcement unless requested by the victim. 

Initially available in English, future iterations of the AAPI Hate Tracker will be available in a total of 11 languages. TAAF and Committee of 100 hope to replicate this program in additional cities in the future to help ignite change across the country. 

Racism Against The AAPI Population Continues

TAAF recently unveiled its Asian American Perspectives: NYC Safety Study which showed that 1 in 5 Asian American New Yorkers had been physically assaulted in the last 12 months, 83% of Asian American women note public safety as a major concern in New York City, and 1 in 2 Asian Americans in New York City report personally experiencing either insults, harassments, threats, or a physical attack in the past 12 months because of their race or ethnicity.

Committee of 100’s 2023 State of Chinese Americans Study showed that nationally nearly 3 out of 4 (74%) respondents identifying as Chinese American across the country have experienced racial discrimination or racism-related vigilance, 55% of respondents worry about their safety relating to hate crimes or harassment, and 9% having been physically intimidated/assaulted. 


Key Features of the AAPI Hate Tracker 

Collaboration between Committee of 100 and TAAF on this pilot program was the result of complementary strengths, expertise, and resources to address the shared common goal and challenges of working to end AANHPI hate. Through open communication, shared vision, and mutual respect, the pilot program focuses on four key features:  

  • A shared resource for nonprofit partners: Nonprofit partner organizations will have the ability to use the AAPI Hate Tracker as a case management system, should they need one. Any frontline or direct service nonprofit organizations that are already working with survivors and victims can reach out to TAAF and Committee of 100 for access to the system.
  • Big picture data and the ability to integrate with publicly available law enforcement agency data: Incident and demographic data from the tracker will be analyzed and shared via a public dashboard at a general, aggregate level (available in Summer 2024). Committee of 100 and TAAF will import and integrate data from the FBI, NYPD, and other publicly available information to build the most comprehensive dataset available.
  • Ability to validate reports and incidents: Because many of the reports will be gathered through nonprofit partners, nonprofit staff members will be able to verify and validate information as it is taken in. Reports made through will be reviewed by the TAAF data and research team.
  • Additional support: If support is requested, participating nonprofit partners will help survivors navigate complex legal and social services systems and provide other forms of support.

Security of the Data 

The information shared across each incident report will not be reported in a way that makes the survivor or reporter personally identifiable and will not be shared with any individual, organization, or institution without consent or as required by law. 


All incident data will be housed within Salesforce, a secure and widely-used cloud-based platform, and managed by Committee of 100 and TAAF.  

About Committee of 100 

Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit

About TAAF 

TAAF serves the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander, and violence. Launched in 2021 in response to the rise in anti-Asian hate and to address the long-standing underinvestment in AANHPI communities, TAAF mobilizes the community to fight against hate and violence, reclaim our narratives and celebrate our stories through our core pillars of Anti-Hate, Education, Narrative Change, and Resources & Representation. Through our high-impact initiatives, events, and investments in national and local nonprofits, we’re creating a permanent and irrevocable sense of belonging for millions of AANHPIs in the United States. For additional information about TAAF, please visit 

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Charles Zinkowski 

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications 

Committee of 100  

Joy Moh‍ & Jon Stone

The Asian American Foundation (TAAF)