Stop the Hate Program

AAPI Equity Alliance is the Los Angeles County Regional Lead for the State of California’s Stop the Hate grant. Administered through the California Department of Social Services, this grant funds 80+ organizations throughout California to provide direct services, prevention services and intervention services for victims of hate

In 2022, 24 organizations were awarded a total of $4 million to develop and provide services and programs to combat hate. The cohort has now expanded to 42 organizations who received $24 million over the next two years to carry out this critical work. Although many of these organizations were founded to serve the Asian American community, their focus has also extended to other ethnic and racial groups in their local area.

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42 Grantees:

Grant activities may include:

Direct Services

For victims and survivors of hate incidents and their families, direct services such as mental health and complementary health services; wellness and community healing; legal services; navigation, case management, and referral are provided. 

Prevention Services

This includes arts-based and other cultural work that deepens understanding and empathy; youth development; senior safety and ambassador/escort programs; individual and community safety planning; training, including bystander training and other de-escalation techniques. Prevention services work across racial groups and other impacted populations to strengthen alliances and promote understanding.

Intervention Services

This includes outreach and training on the elements of hate incidents and hate crimes, services for survivors, and the rights of survivors; community-centered alternative approaches to repair harm from hate incidents and hate crimes; and coordination and liaising with local government and other institutional partners.

Ethnic Media Outlets

The State of California, a joint venture of the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs and the California State Library, awarded 50 ethnic media outlets and organizations serving communities that are known to be vulnerable to hate incidents and hate crimes. This grant program aims to build public awareness of the Stop the Hate program for survivors of hate crimes and incidents in need of direct services. By providing a platform, the 80 organizations have space to promote their initiatives and tell the stories of survivors.