Proudly Uniting San Francisco's Asian & Pacific Islander Communities
The API Council is a 57-member coalition of nonprofit organizations in San Francisco that ensure that underserved Asian & Pacific Islanders’ needs are visibly engaged, addressed and represented in policies, research and data collection, and equitable funding allocations to advance overall healthy communities to enhance and shape San Francisco’s continued vibrant evolution.
The API Council advocates on behalf of needs API community needs by analyzing public policy through an API lens and perspective, coordinating research and data collection, and mobilizing a citywide grassroots base.
Approximately 416,000 unauthorized immigrants in California are Asian. APIs rank as the second-highest undocumented population in San Francisco: 10,000 undocumented individuals are from China; 2,000 are from the Philippines.