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“These are lived experiences,” said Jingyao Yu, a board member at local aid nonprofit Asian Mosaic Fund, about the disparity.

To fill the funding gap, the Asian Mosaic Fund (AMF) joined forces with the Philly chapter of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, or AAPIP, and raised their own money.

Yu said she’s familiar with how “philanthropy and funding pits community nonprofits against each other, particularly communities of color.

After hearing how other local nonprofits were suffering, the committee member asked to decrease the amount of his own grant.

“And I think that’s why the efforts of the Asian Mosaic Fund is really critical to meet that demand.”

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