Support our Work

Did you know only 16% of nonprofits are led by BIPOC, and even less by women of color? Correspondingly, BIPOC-led nonprofits also receive significantly less grant and donor funding than their white-led counterparts. As Echoing Green and Bridgespan group report, "Disparities by leader race repeatedly persist even when taking into account factors like issue area and education levels."

As a small BIPOC-led and staffed nonprofit, we know what we're up against. We see every year that we are able to continue operating as a reason for celebration and motivation to keep on working towards change from the bottom-up. 

Our goal is to build a future where everyone is empowered with the tools and space to heal, learn, and act against systemic oppression and injustice. With your support, we're making it possible for even more people to join our movement and rise — all together at once

Ways to Support

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Monthly - starting at $5/month

Our Patreon network contributes an important part of our regular operating budget. Knowing that we can count of these funds every month gives us the capital necessary to plan and execute new events as well as sustainably pay our team members working on long-term projects such as our toolkits and whitepapers.

Our tiers start at just $5/month, and come with lots of special perks such as: early access and complimentary tickets to our events, private library of event recordings and resources, ability to choose books and movies for future discussions, and of course some Studio ATAO swag.

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We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible. You can access our public financial records and information at our Guidestar account here. If you are interested in learning more about gift opportunities, please contact our Executive Director, Jenny Dorsey, and

Our Donor Community


  • Elaine Chon-Baker

  • Andrew Hamada

  • Yan Liu & Fuming Wang

  • Joanie Wang



  • Sarah Pinson

  • Elizabeth Murray

  • Jonathan Fong

  • Chris Thornton

  • Matt

  • Shinhee Han

  • Robert Mosteller

  • Matias

  • Ana Castro

  • Carol Yuan

  • Mimi Ng

  • Monica Luppi

  • Clara Park

  • Liz Mok

  • Tarah Khan

  • Jessica Lioon

  • Francesca Hong

  • Jeannie MacLachlan

  • Charley Wang

  • Jenni Nguyen

  • Gina Noh

  • Jessica Tep

  • Sandeep Pahuja



  • Larry Yang

  • Julia Park

  • Cyndi Chen

  • Dan Burton

  • Kristen Essig

  • Michelle Sonoda

  • Jillian Wein Riley

  • Tiffany Lin

  • Eileen W. Cho

  • Megan Maher

  • Tracey Watson

  • Victoria Wasik

  • Daniel Gritzer

  • Lan Lam

  • Jasmine Gonzalez

  • Anh & Drew Smith

  • Chris White

  • Tom Eichman

  • Sara Weinreb

  • Anna Simon

  • Dana DeLaski

  • Olivia Rudd

  • Fifile Nguyen

  • Kate Barney

  • Heather Gray 

  • David Wang

  • Anabelle Andon

  • Max Knott

  • Lizzie Noonan

  • Leslie K.

  • Penelope Dong

  • Nicholas Sherwood

  • Dianna Lee

  • Hannah Hwang

  • Kelley Robinson

  • Rossi Anastopoulo

  • Elizabeth Meltz

  • Sarah Tinoco

  • Greg

  • Stacie 

  • Erin Alderson

  • Laura Wright

  • Danielle Gould

  • Niranjani iyer

  • Amaris Gutierrez-Ray

  • Kerry Kavalo

  • Christina Thi

  • Linda Mau

  • Hils Bell

We gratefully acknowledge contributions of $500 or more from:


  • Andrew Hamada

  • Jonathan Fong

  • Cassidy Seidl

  • Nicole Lam

  • Behzad Jamshidi

  • Naomi Tomky

  • Erin Beasley

  • Shervin Talieh

  • Elliott Hamai

  • Sean Breuner

  • Gary Lo

  • Tait Sye


  • Kvaroy Arctic 

  • Community Cultures

  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation

  • Women in Hospitality United

  • DoorDash

  • BentoBox

  • King Arthur Flour

  • Greenhouse

  • Porter Novelli

  • Má Là Project

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