San Francisco Celebrates

Asian Pacific AmericanHeritage Month

Celebrate Resilience, Uplift Voices.

May 2021

Online Guide 2021

Celebrating Asian Pacific Americans in Film Leadership the Arts Business Culture Literature History

The APA Heritage Foundation works with our Official Celebration Partners the Asian Art Museum, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and the San Francisco Public Library to compile an online Celebration Guide with a list of events taking place in May. There is a wide range of activities and programs to celebrate APA Heritage Month. Please explore and enjoy.

APA Heritage Awards

2021 Honorees

As part San Francisco’s annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the APA Heritage Celebration Committee presents awards to honor individuals and organizations that have achieved distinct impact in serving the APA community in San Francisco.

The APA Heritage Celebration Committee is proud to bring back the Awards ceremony with a limited audience outdoors on May 1, 2021 in Japantown. Below is a recording of the event brought to you by SFGovTV.

Celebrate Community Milestones

Special Recognitions

Congratulations to two exemplary organizations for having achieved broad community impact in the San Francisco Bay Area.

APA Heritage Foundation logo

APA Heritage Foundation

The APA Heritage Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation of diverse Asian Pacific American cultures as well as providing a forum for community collaborations.

The annual San Francisco celebration of APA heritage month is coordinated by community representatives who volunteer on the APA Heritage Celebration Committee.

2021 Sponsors and Partners

Your support of the APA Heritage Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, makes this celebration possible. For 2022 APA Heritage Month sponsorship information, please contact Claudine Cheng at

Heritage Champions – Presenting Sponsors

Heritage Patrons

Heritage Partners


Heritage Friends

Business Supporters

Community Sponsors

  • Asian American Donors Program
  • Asian Firefighters Association
  • Asian Peace Officers Association
  • Chinatown Merchants Association
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance San Francisco Lodge
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • Coalition of Asian American Government Employees
  • Hep B Free – San Francisco Bay Area
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
  • Nihonmachi Street Fair, Inc.
  • OCA San Francisco Bay Chapter
  • Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition (PAAWBAC)
  • San Francisco Community Health Center
  • San Francisco – Bangalore Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Ho Chi Minh Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Manila Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Osaka Sister City Association
  • San Francisco – Seoul Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Taipei Sister City Committee
  • Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

Media Sponsors