AZ AANHPI for Equity, AZ AANHPI Advocates


Organization Name AZ AANHPI for Equity, AZ AANHPI Advocates
Initial Tier Ranking 1
Priority Tier 1
Total Budget Gap $160,000
c3 Voter Registration Gap $100,000
c4 Voter Registration Gap $60,000
PAC Voter Registration Gap
Date of Submission 11/15/2023 14:17:10
Program Summary Increasing Asian American Native Hawaiin and Pacific Islander representation through in-person canvassing (and sub-granting to partner orgs for canvassing programs), youth fellowships, volunteer-led relational organizing, digital ads, ethnic media, and text and phone banking.
Program States AZ
Program States old Arizona
Cost per VR card $63 cost per card which is our historical voter registration program cost.
Reported Cost per VR Card $63.00
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CaPA Notes on Reported Cost per Card Based off historical VR program budgets but not entirely clear what’s included in that budget (such as overhead). If it’s similiar to the program budget they shared in this RFP, it does include staffing.
Estimated Cost per VR Card $57
Adjustment made for cost-card
RYVF Overlay BIPOC, Youth
RYVF Score 2
Pooled Grant Givers Movement Voter Project, America Votes, Way 2 Win
Organization’s Legal Status
2022 or 2023 Expenses
2024 Budgets
Organization Mission Statement Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander for Equity (AZ AANHPI for Equity) is a state-wide organization striving for equity and justice by building power through community directed organizing, increasing civic engagement, and empowering young leaders.

Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Advocates (AZ AANHPI Advocates) mission is to empower and engage the Arizona AANHPI community, encouraging civic engagement and educate the community on relevant public policies, to facilitate the creation of an equitable society and inclusive democracy.

Organization Leadership BIPOC-led, Women-led, Queer-led
Lead Contact Name Whitney Meilan Yang
Lead Contact Title Development & Culture Director
Lead Contact Email
Lead Contact Phone 6026325005
Email Address-other
Lead Contact Pronouns she/her/they
Core Constituencies engaged in VR program AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander), BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and/or People Of Color), Youth and Students (aged 15-35)
Issue Focus Our main focus for voter registration outreach is increasing AANHPI representation and building political power among AANHPI and BIPOC in Arizona. In addition, through our “Reasons Why People Should Vote” handout that canvassers refer to when talking with voters, we highlight Protecting Our Democracy, Public Education, LGBTQ+ Rights, Protecting Our Environment, and Preventing Homelessness
Tactics for collecting voter registration cards In person canvassing; Subgranting for canvassing to partner organizations; Youth Fellowship Program VR Culminating Projects; Volunteer Recruitment for Relational Organizing VR; Digital Ads; Texts/Phone Banking; Ethnic Media
Geographic Focus Urban – Large city (>100k)
Jurisdictional Focus Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Tucson (Maricopa and Pima Counties)
Program Budgets c3 entity (County/City + Tactical Break Down)
Maricopa County, AZ: $150k [tactics: $40k tabling/events, $60k staff, $50k Relational]

c4 entity
Maricopa County: $40k [tactics: $30k events, $100k canvass]

Total AZ Statewide
c3 entity – $150k
c4 entity – $130k

Budget gaps c3 entity gaps Maricopa County, AZ: $100k // c4 entity gaps Maricopa County, AZ: $60k // Total MT Statewide gaps c3 entity – $100k // c4 entity – $60k
Partnerships In 2023 we have been partnering with Thai Association of Arizona, Island Liaison, and a Pacific Islander student organization (ASU Asian/Asian Pacific American Student Coalition), and Asian Chamber of Commerce. In 2024 we will continue expanding our partnership reach with other AANHPI organizations.
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Org Type 1 1.5
Org Size 1 3
Program Impact 1 1
Program Efficiency 1 3
Leadership & engagement 1
Ideological Targeting 1 1
Creative 1 2
Impact of previous Voter Registration programs
How many voter registration cards does your organization plan to collect in 2024
RDI c3 Awards
RDI c4 Awards (as of 2/28)
After AQ first2
last 2 confidential