Donate & Gift Giving
Your gift to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center makes a lasting contribution to students, communities, knowledge and the world!
Since its founding in 1969, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has benefited from the extraordinary support and dedication of thousands of students, alumni, staff, faculty, community leaders, and friends. Your generosity has helped us build the largest and most comprehensive Asian American Studies Center in the nation. With your ongoing support, we can continue our educational efforts in research, publications, library and archival collecting and community partnerships that benefit the Asian American and Pacific Islander community locally, nationally and internationally and assist the many outstanding students who utilize the center as a resource for their projects on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Your gifts to the UCLA Asian Ameircan Studies Center help transform the role of education, the quality of health care, research, community service and the arts. They make a lasting contribution to students, communities, economies and the world. Below are our different funds in different areas of research and support services.
Don T. Nakanishi Award for Outstanding Engaged Scholarship in Asian American & Pacific Islander Studies Fund:
This fund provides support for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students for their outstanding practical research, publications, teaching, training, and/or educational service to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Director's Discretionary Fund:
The Director's Discretionary Fund provides support for the Center's highest priorities and allows the Director to invest in areas of greatest need.
21st Century Fund:
This fund provides support for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and internships for UCLA students in Asian American studies.
Friends of the Reading Room:
Your gift provides support for the Center's Reading Room and Library and the preservation of archival collections and digitization of materials to enhance knowledge about Asian American and Pacific Island studies.
Friends of EthnoCommunications Fund:
Your donation provides support to the Center for EthnoCommunications' programs and activities.
Asian American Studies Center Fund:
This fund supports a wide range of campus and community-based programs related to research.