August 14, 2023

APANO Communities United Fund (CUF) and APANO Action Fund (AF) Announce Brand Refresh

Portland, OR — APANO Communities United Fund (CUF) and APANO Action Fund (AF) today announced brand refreshes to better align their respective organizational identities and work in the community. Going forward, APANO CUF will also be known as APANO. A registered 501(c)(3), APANO will continue to serve Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Oregon with resources, community events and advocacy opportunities. APANO AF, formerly known as APANO, will continue to operate as a registered 501(c)(4) providing opportunities and resources in education, organizing, advocacy and leadership. 

“We’ve come a long way since our c3 was founded in 1996,” said APANO Co-Executive Director, Kim Lepin. “For many years, we were known as the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, although we no longer use the expansion of the APANO acronym. We founded our c4 sibling organization in 2016, and our c3 officially became APANO Communities United Fund in 2017. We’ve seen tremendous internal and external growth since then across both organizations. We’re looking forward to the future, and are excited to grow and deepen our work with community.”

As two of Oregon’s longest-standing Asian and Pacific Islander grassroots organizations, APANO and APANO AF maintain their shared mission, vision and values. In addition to the slight name changes, the refreshes include updated websites, social media accounts, logos and style guides. 

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ABOUT APANO Communities United Fund (CUF)

Since 1996, APANO Communities United Fund (CUF), also known as APANO, unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development and cultural work. With a shared history and vision of a just world, we work in solidarity to undo the centuries of persistent discrimination and inequities that have long plagued Asian, Pacific Islander and all communities of color. We drive political, social, economic and cultural change to ensure we have the power, resources and voice to determine our own futures. Learn more at 

ABOUT APANO Action Fund (AF)

Founded in 2016, APANO Action Fund (AF) works in tandem with sibling organization APANO to advance equity and drive meaningful change. APANO AF has led and supported campaigns transforming Oregon. APANO AF’s policy, political, advocacy and civic engagement work is fueled by volunteers and community members, community organizing and leadership development programs. Learn more at