Oakland Asian Cultural Center Spring Giving Drive 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a noted rise in reports of racism, violence, and discrimination against APIA communities throughout the country. Now more than ever, OACC’s mission, commitment, and dedication towards the APIA community of artists, culture, and social justice is most important and critical to advance diversity and equality.

As a place-based organization that provides a wide array of culturally relevant and responsive services to our communities at our Center, OACC has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. We temporarily closed our doors due to the necessary shelter-in-place mandate, which has profoundly changed the programming schedule. In addition, the closing of the space has placed a significant strain on our resources, including the rental programs at our center, which makes up 42% of our revenue.

Despite the setbacks, OACC’s team has nimbly adjusted to develop community-spirited virtual content in light of COVID-19. This includes weekly Virtual Taichi Sessions and transitioning to hosting online events, such as “Our Communities, Climate Change, and COVID-19,” a panel discussion held in partnership with Eastwind Books of Berkeley. The shift to online programs allows us to serve our audience and stay engaged with artists and community voices even during these uncertain times.

As we anticipate serious financial challenges this fiscal year, we are reaching out to our beloved community, our donors, local government agencies and philanthropic partners to help OACC to sustain its mission. As a friend of the OACC, you can help ensure that OACC is able to continue to provide pivotal, critical programming that has supported our East Bay API communities for more than 36 years.

Each and every action counts. Whatever you do — monetary or not — will mean a lot.

From now until June 30, 2020 — here are a few ways we invite you to support us in OACC’s Spring Giving Campaign :

  • Donate a cash gift now — This is the best way you can support OACC, and as little as $25 can help keep our doors from closing permanently. Here are our critical online giving portals:

  • Advocate for OACC: Spread the word about OACC’s mission, programs, and community involvement. Our work isn’t stopping, and you can help make a difference by sharing a message on Facebook or calling a friend to talk about our cause.

  • Review any of the WAYS TO GIVE listed below in support of OACC.


Your generous donations and support go directly to bringing quality pan-Asian programming to OACC and the upkeep of our facility. All donations to OACC, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID: 73-1649335), are tax deductible.

Company Matching Contribution Program

Some companies and businesses encourage their employees to donate to organizations that serve the communities and geographic regions in which they do business.

If your employer has such a program and you make a cash contribution or volunteer your time at OACC, you might be able to increase the value of your dollars and time by reporting your contributions to your employer, who may in turn, make a separate contribution to OACC.

Many employers match gifts made by company board members and retired employees. If married, both you and your spouse’s employers might match your contribution.  Here’s what you can do: Ask Human Resources or Personnel if your employer has a Matching Gift Program. Next, Ask for a Matching Gift Program form. Finally, fill out the form and mail it with your contribution to:

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607

Donate Online

To make a contribution by credit card, please CLICK HERE

Donate by Check

Make your check payable to “Oakland Asian Cultural Center” and mail to:

ATTN: Development
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607

If you would like to allocate your donation to a specific program or activity, please indicate that in the memo field.

Donate Through Amazon Smile

If you shop on, please consider bookmarking AmazonSmile and selecting OACC as your charity of choice. When you shop AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to OACC.  For more information about using AmazonSmile, click here.


For more information contact us at (510) 637 – 0455 or

Oakland Asian Cultural Center Gift Acceptance Policy

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) relies on charitable contributions to fulfill its mission. As a small organization with limited space and processing resources, OACC encourages donors to seek their own legal or tax counsel before making a gift.

OACC accepts donations of cash and appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds), highly cost-effective assets to use in making a charitable gift.

Tangible items offered to OACC may be accepted if they can be readily sold or if they are of “related use.” Before making a tangible items gift, donors are highly encouraged to consult with OACC’s Executive Director on the fitness of the gift for OACC’s mission and operational priorities. OACC will clarify with the donor under what circumstances, if any, it will pay for legal or professional fees with respect to completing a gift.

OACC reserves the right to refuse any gift that it believes is too restrictive in purpose or not in its best interest. The acceptance of a questionable gift or the decision to fulfill a questionable request from a donor will be brought to the board of directors. The board’s discussion will be guided by consistency with our mission and preservation of our goodwill in the community. Upon board approval (or, for non-permanent collections, after the manager’s approval), we will send you a Gift Agreement, which is the document that transfers legal ownership of the object from you to us. Once we receive the signed Gift Agreement, your object becomes part of OACC’s property, to be incorporated into our programs and activities accordingly.

To learn more or to make a gift, please contact OACC’s Development Manager, Terri Le by email at or call 510.637.0465.

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