ASIA awarded over $60K in new grants

ASIA is pleased to announce 4 new grants generously awarded by the following funders:

The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation is funding the new Asian Health Access Initiative (AHAI), a project to save the lives of Asian Americans by ensuring language and culture are not a barrier to quality preventative health services.  AHAI will annually help 200 low-income, limited English proficient (LEP) children, adults and older adults in Cuyahoga County access critical health prevention education, testing/screening, and support to delay major illness.  The initiative also works closely with bilingual community health outreach workers.

The McGregor Foundation and the Bruening Foundation are supporting the Asian Seniors Empowerment Program (ASEP), a program to help low-income, limited English proficient older adults (55 and older) with legal, citizenship, and financial counseling assistance along with income tax preparation.

The Ellie Fund has awarded ASIA’s Community Adult Mentoring program funding to continue afterschool programming on drug prevention and academic support for refugee youth on the west side of Cleveland.