Join the API Council

Given the tremendous growth and ongoing needs of the API population in San Francisco, it is important to unite to achieve our common goals. As a member of API Council, your organization can be a part of a powerful, broad-based citywide API coalition.

We ask that your organization join us in amplifying our voices, in order to tackle the common issues we face. Be a leader and join the San Francisco API Council!

General membership meetings are held every second Monday of the month at 3:00pm at various member locations throughout the City of San Francisco.

Becoming a Member of the API Council

To become a member organization of the API Council, your non-profit organization must:

  • Predominantly serve San Francisco API constituencies
  • Be an incorporated non-profit that is either tax exempt or accountable to a fiscal agent organization
  • Designate the Executive Director or senior-level staff member to represent the organization at the Council
  • Support the mission of the API Council and actively participate by attending a majority of its meetings

Membership Application

Memorandum Of Understanding

API Council

2017 Membership/Participation

The mission of the San Francisco Asian American and Pacific Islander Council (API Council) is to advocate for the needs of San Francisco’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community based organizations and promote community unity by conducting public policy analysis with an API lens and perspective, coordinating research and data collection, developing and mobilizing a citywide grassroots base.

API Council members should:

  • Support the mission of the API Council.
  • Be nonprofit organizations who predominantly serve San Francisco API constituencies.
  • Be incorporated nonprofit organizations and either tax exempt or accountable to a fiscal agent organization.
  • Be represented by the Executive Director or a designated senior level staff; members may also designate a representative and one alternate to represent them.

We, at , (organization) agree to regularly attend the monthly meetings of the API Council, generally held on the second Monday of the month at 3 p.m. and other special meetings as scheduled.

Participation requirements include:

  1. Listing as a member/participating organization.
  2. Participation in a general planning retreat.
  3. Active participation in research/data collection related to capacity, funding and resources.
  4. Active participation in meetings and other activities.
  5. Council’s fiscal year is July 1-June 30. Membership dues are to be submitted by the end of January.

$100 for organizational budgets under $250,000$250 for organizational budgets between $250,000 to $500,000$350 for organizational budgets between $500,000 to $1 million$500 for organizational budgets between $1 million to $3 million$750 for organizational budgets between $3 million to $5 million$1,000 for organizational budgets over $5 million

Our regular representative will be: Email:

The alternate will be: Email:

Withdrawal from participation may be made at any time with notice to either Co-Chair or the Fiscal Agent.

Organization Co-Chair

Fiscal Agent Date

Please make dues payable to CYC and mail to: CYC, 1038 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.