APANO Communities United Fund, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, invests in community organizing with Oregon’s 250,000 Asian and Pacific Islanders for social justice. APANO Communities United Fund is affiliated with APANO, a 501(c)(4) tax exempt organization, to promote a broader range of work towards our goal of uniting Asian and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice.
APANO and APANO Communities United Fund
What is the Difference?
APANO and APANO Communities United Fund are two separate corporate entities, that are affiliated to promote a broad range of work. Although overlap exists, certain activities must be done by one organization and not the other.
- APANO, also known as the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, is organized as a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization that may engage in legislative lobbying and certain political activity. Membership dues and other gifts given to support APANO are not tax-deductible.
- APANO Communities United Fund is organized as a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Contributions to APANO Communities United Fund are tax-deductible.
Contributions made to either organization will be used to support, promote and advance our goal of uniting Asian and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. However each organization will use only the funds contributed directly to it for the specific activities it conducts.