These videos capture the stories of the San Francisco Bay Area philanthropic community's response to 9/11. The AAPIP Civic Engagement Fund (CEF) was a funder collaborative, working with sixteen AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian) community organizations*. The CEF increased organizational capacities to build collective power within AMEMSA communities, leading to greater potential for long-term community change.
"Post 9/11: The Impact of a Funder Collaborative" was made possible through the generous support of The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, who recognized the power of stories to show impact. The video was developed, filmed, edited and produced by Storytellers for Good and the Lightbox Collaborative.
The CEF story could not be told without offering glimpses into the leadership and work of participating AMEMSA organizations. Please take a moment to learn more about the issues addressed and approaches utilized by three anchor AMEMSA organizations in the Bay Area.
The Arab Resource and Organizing Center is a grassroots organization working to empower and organize our community towards justice and self-determination for all. AROC members build community power in the Bay Area by participating in leadership development, political education, and campaigns.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, with regional offices nationwide and in Canada. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
The Sikh Coalition is a community-based organization that works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people. In particular, we work towards a world where Sikhs may freely practice and enjoy their faith while fostering strong relations with their local community wherever they may be.