Pacific Rim Foundation
The Foundation was established in 1998 to:
1) provide grants, funding and scholarships to “organizations”
that provide services to the Asian Pacific Islander communities
in the Sacramento region,
2) to broaden the understanding of the
heritage, influences and contributions of the Asian Pacific
3) to promote and support Asian Pacific
Islander cultural, educational, and community programs and
4) to financially aid local organizations
with Asian Pacific Islander youth and senior programs.
Priorities for Awards
1. To broaden understanding of the heritage, influence
and contribution of the Asian Pacific Islanders communities.
2. To promote and preserve Asian Pacific Islanders’
culture, encourage education and respond to community needs.
3. To benefit, serve and help Asian Pacific Island youths,
adults and seniors.
1. To encourage youths in the community to respect
and value education, beyond high school and basic baccalaureate
2. To support young men and women who are interested in
continuing with higher education.
3. To adopt priorities, evaluate applicants with fair standards,
which apply fairly to each applicant.
The Asian Pacific Rim Foundation congratulates the Recipients of the First cycle
of 2020 for "Scholarship, Education and Community Grants" underwritten by
Wells Fargo Foundation who has contributed $ 20,000.00
Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, County of Sacramento
Asian American Journalists Association, Sacramento
Asian Community Center
Chinese American Council of Sacramento
Chinese New Year Culture Association
Health Education Council
Japanese American Citizens League – Florin Chapter
Organization of Chinese Americans
Philippine National Day Association
Sacramento Asian American Minority, Inc.
Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center
Save Our Sandhill Cranes
United Iu-Mien Community, Inc.
For more information – please contact (916) 381-2888
The Asian Pacific Rim Foundation also thanks Kelly Foundation for contributing $5,000.00 to our 2nd cycle of the Scholarships and Educational Grants ( applications open in September of 2020 )
Members of the Asian Pacific Rim Foundation
President – Jeanie Lee, Professor, Yuba College
Vice President – Ryan Chin, Director of Strategic Communications , CSUS
Treasurer – Joyce Eng, Retired State Employee
Secretary – Johnston Lau, Insurance Underwriter, Golden Eagle Insurance
Legal Counsel – Jerry Chong, Law Offices of Jerry L. Chong & Alice W. Wong
Linda Ng, State Employee
Ofa Mann, Co-Owner Little John Construction, APIAA Commissioner
Marilyn Steele, Ola ILoa Oe Fefine Tonga, Co-Owner
Lonnie Wong, Reporter Fox 40
Fund Development Chair – Laurie Hensley
Event Coordinators – Laurie Hensley and Terry DeBencik
PRSF Ambassadors –
Dr. Barbara O’Connor, Board Member AARP
Maeley Tom , API Community Liaison to Mayor Kevin Johnson
City Councilman Rob Fong
County Supervisor Jimmie Yee
Susan McKee, District Manager – Senator Darrell Steinberg
previous Recipients & Presenters off the Annual Awards
2002 Awards >>