When the murders in Atlanta and Indianapolis happened in Spring 2021, communities on the ground were suffering and a protection and response infrastructure had to be built on-the-spot. TAAF is focused on preparing our communities for when hate happens.
The AAPI Emergency Relief Fund, seeded by TAAF in partnership with GoFundMe, was created to provide direct support to AAPI survivors or the families of AAPI victims impacted by a hate-motivated or violent crime. Such support may include funding to cover medical expenses, funeral expenses, mental health services, lost wages, transportation needs, or any other items that will relieve financial burdens and help in the healing, recovery, and safety for the impacted parties or their families.
In order to be considered for funding, the following criteria must be met:
—The incident is considered hate-motivated or a violent crime.
—A GoFundMe fundraiser already exists to provide direct support for the victim(s) or their families (individuals and small businesses are eligible). If it does not, consider starting a GoFundMe using GoFundMe’s Best Practice Guide.
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Please note, submission of a request does not guarantee acceptance of that request. All funding requests must be vetted and require management’s approval. Please allow 10-14 days for funding decisions. Fund recipients should consult with their personal tax advisors to determine the tax consequences of receiving disbursements from GoFundMe fundraisers.