The GAPABA Law Foundation (GLF) was organized in 2005 as the 501(c)(3) non-profit arm of GAPABA, with the mission of providing charitable and educational services for Georgia's Asian Pacific American legal community. GLF has historically awarded over $350,000 in GRANTS to non-profit organizations to support legal internships, programs, and fellowships. Download the GAPABA Law Foundation ByLaws.

In 2022, the Foundation permanently created the GAPABA Trinh Huynh Fellowship with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta, endowing a legal fellowship dedicated to impact litigation to benefit the AAPI community. Additionally, the Foundation also established a Public Interest Scholarship, since renamed after GAPABA Past President Hemanth Digumarthi to provide a source of funding for law students who accept unpaid summer internships with organizations that advance public interest causes, including pro bono legal clinics, non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies, and judicial clerkships.




All applications received by March 17, 2023

are currently being reviewed


Robert "Bobby" Woo

King & Spalding

Bonnie Youn


The RMN Agency


Kasey Chow


Southern Company

Tina Dorr

GAPABA President

Barnes & Thornburg

Rodney Atreopersaud

GAPABA President-Elect

Office of the Georgia

Attorney General


Jacqueline Tio

GAPABA | GLF Treasurer

Fish & Richardson

Sara Fon Miller

GAPABA Secretary

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Tara Adyanthaya

Boston Medical Center

Guanming Fang Ray

Priority Technology Holdings

Suneel "Neel" Gupta

Norfolk Southern

Samantha Harrykissoon

Centers for Disease Control

and Prevention

 Hon. Chong J. Kim

Doraville Municipal Court


Edward Sohn


Raymond Tran

Seyfarth Shaw

Quynh Truong-Johnson

Cruz & Associates

Timothy Wang

Delta Air Lines


Hon. Alvin T. Wong

State Court of DeKalb County

If you are mailing a check to donate to our 501(c)(3), please make it payable to "GAPABA LAW FOUNDATION" and send to:

GAPABA Law Foundation

c/o Accounting Resources

193 Flat Creek Trail

Fayetteville, GA 30214

Email to confirm receipt:

Tel. 770-632-5562

For all other payment inquiries, please contact our Treasurer:

Jacqueline Tio

GAPABA Treasurer

Fish & Richardson, PC


Tel. 404-892-5005


Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast.

We work in four major program areas: Civic Engagement and Organizing, Direct Legal Services, Impact Litigation, and Policy Advocacy. We work to defend the rights for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other underserved communities.

We are one of five independent organizations that make up the national Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Together with our affiliates in Chicago, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco, we bring more than 100 years of collective experience in addressing the civil rights issues faced by Asian Americans and other vulnerable and underserved communities.


The Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) began as a volunteer-run organization providing health and human services to the area’S Korean Americans, yet it quickly found that services were also needed by other Asians from many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and many of which being limited English proficient. Today, CPACS has a diverse staff of more than 100 full- and part-time employees, capable of speaking 15 different languages.

The staff, led by CEO/ President Chaiwon Kim, provides a broad array of programs that serve men, women, seniors, children and youth in metro Atlanta and beyond. The number of individuals served each month has grown from 791 in 1999 to an average of 2,300 in 2011.

 Although CPACS has a unique capacity to serve Asians, it has evolved to provide services that benefit the entire community we live in, be it African American, Hispanic American, White American or Asian American.


Angkor Resource Center, Inc. (ARC) is an innovative multicultural 501 (c) (3) social services center. ARC was established by a group of stakeholders who were able to see the connection between the living conditions in south metro Atlanta and the resources that were available through state and federal anti-poverty programs. ARC offers a variety of programmatic activities designed to handle various unmet needs, including but not limited to housing assistance, workforce development, ESL & citizenship training, and community health screening. While ARC maintains a focus on serving the Asian-American community, ARC’s programs and services are open to all races and ethnicity. ARC is unique because we are the sole and leading advocate for Asian-American and other minority groups in south metro Atlanta who still remain to be the most under-served, overlooked, isolated, vulnerable and hard-to-reach residents.


Here at Asian American Resource Center, we know that sometimes all it takes to impact lives is a little support. We're here to lend a hand, offer assistance, and be a voice of reason for those who need it. Since the beginning of our non-profit organization in 1997, we’ve worked hard to take care of the neediest members of our community. Join us and get into the habit of giving, because it truly does make the world a better place.

Today at the AARC, we work towards a better tomorrow in our community and the world around us. Our primary programs are our EL/Civics Class and our Rapid Re-Housing Programs. These programs give the struggling the help they need, creating a better society around us. We also engage in countless other forms of help every year, like a toy drive, or blanket donation, or just giving out a helping hand. 


The Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN) was founded to provide quality pro bono legal representation to asylum seekers and immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes through direct representation and pro bono referrals.


Raksha, meaning protection in several South Asian languages, is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian Community. Founded in 1995, Raksha addresses social issues within our South Asian community such as family and sexual violence and divorce, as well as issues concerning children, senior citizens and new immigrants. Though we primarily serve the South Asian community, we provide services to all those who face similar barriers to justice, regardless of ability, country of origin, race, religion, caste, socioeconomic status, gender identity, age, immigration status, or sexual orientation. The community includes people from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. With approximately  150,000 South Asians in the metropolitan Atlanta area, Raksha’s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier community through free and confidential support services,  education, and advocacy. Raksha strives to be a source of support for all South Asians who may need support.

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