Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of National CAPACD.

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) was founded in 1999 by 16 organizations from across the country to enhance their capacity and ability to conduct community development activities in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighborhoods. Our membership has grown to encompass a diverse base of nearly 100 organizations that span 19
states and the Pacific Islands.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for low-income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by promoting economic vitality, civic and political participation, and racial equity.

We believe in communities. We believe that local voices should have national influence.

We believe in economic, racial, and social justice.

By becoming a member of National CAPACD, your organization joins a network committed to building a strong coalition that leads on anti-displacement and economic justice issues affecting Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and low-income communities of color.

To apply for membership or renew your membership, click here

To pay membership dues via our online donation page, click here.


Why Join National CAPACD?

§  Be a part of our movement and network to engage with AAPI-serving organizations nation-wide and align with organizations committed to racial justice for low-income communities of color.

§   Access to opportunities for grant funding (including information about external grant and funding opportunities), technical assistance, trainings, regional convenings, federal advocacy (access to federal officials and agencies), and travel stipends for programs (see attached materials for information about our 

§  Opportunities to participate in our leadership development and capacity building programs, Community in the Capital and Next Generation. Community in the Capital is designed to support the growth of staff within our member network to engage in policy and advocacy activities. Next Generation is an opportunity for dedicated, young staff entering the field of community development to connect with their peers and leaders within the National CAPACD network at our annual convention.

§  One registration to the National CAPACD Convention and a discount for additional registrations. Our annual convention is the largest gathering of community-based practitioners, policymakers, legislative representatives, corporations and foundations working on AAPI community and economic development issues 

§  Regular policy updates through calls and subscription to our monthly Policy Matters e-blasts, as well as opportunities to participate in our policy working groups and events, provide input and feedback on our policy and campaign direction, and vote on our policy platform at our 

§  Increased visibility through promotion of member organization issues and accomplishments on a national level and within our network through our external communications, including our website to launch this year and our Member Bulletin, published in our monthly newsletter, which allows members to share major achievements, job opportunities, and upcoming

*Membership is not a requirement for all of our grant programs. 

Member Responsibilities 

§  Uphold the mission and values of National CAPACD.

§  Share your expertise and stories-- support advocacy efforts by sharing local stories when requested.

§  Attend our annual convention and inform our policy platform.

§  Respond to an annual member survey.

§  Participate in at least one National CAPACD event or action per calendar year.

§  Promote National CAPACD and share National CAPACD updates in external communications.

§  Pay annual membership dues (Waivers are available for emerging or small organizations and based on need).