GAPIMNY has set up a Community Care Fund where we are distributing $100 to queer and trans Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are making a difference in our communities. So many of our community members are experiencing burnout. We want to go beyond encouraging self-care, but we would like to show our appreciation through providing these funds. Recipients will be able to use these funds however they would like, no strings attached, to care for themselves and others.
We have begun reviewing and selecting recipients through nominations from our Steering Committee. If you would like to nominate anyone, please send their name, email, and a couple sentences on why you would like to nominate them. Recipients are QTAPI activists, organizers, community workers, volunteers, and people doing political education. We are especially interested in nominations for those doing this work outside the nonprofit industrial complex and in the NYC area (although not required).