Asian Organizations & Resources

Partner Organizations and Resources

As an advocate and strong voice for the Asian/Pacific Islander business community, our supporting sponsors, and a proponent of the San Diego economy, we strive to partner with specific organizations to promote like efforts and causes, using our combined energies for greater influence. Our strategic partners include:

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affair Association (APAPA) is a non-profit, non-partisan and fully educational grassroots organization founded in 2001. The mission of APAPA is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in civic and public affairs through education, active participation, and leadership development. The San Diego Chapter was launched in December of 2011 to serve the greater San Diego County. Over 10,000 members strong, APAPA is statewide with its newly dedicated National Headquarters in Sacramento, CA. Follow APAPA on twitter @APAPAHQ or visit APAPA's website
Contact information: 13223 Black Mountain Road, #1-251, San Diego, CA 92129; Phone: (858) 215-2108. E-Mail:

Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County (FACC)
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County is a non-profit organization committed to assist in the continuing betterment of ever-increasing population of Filipino American Businesses in San Diego County. FACC is dedicated to addressing a broad spectrum of business issues in order to: Foster Filipino-American relations, in both the commercial and socio-cultural realms; Assist its members in business-related social events and in equipping themselves to handle any entrepreneurship challenge that may arise in such areas as management, networking, marketing, solvency, and the development of business esteem; Coordinate strategies for community outreach and development; and Communicate regularly with the appropriate private and public entities on matters of communal concern.
Contact Information: Facebook page; Phone: (619) 985-5904

Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana
The mission of the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana is to promote goodwill and advance business, civic, educational, and cultural interchange and understanding between the people of Japan, San Diego, and Tijuana.
Contact Information: 4883 Ronson Court, Suite K, San Diego, CA 92111; Phone: (858) 467-1727

Little Saigon Foundation
"Little Saigon" is located on El Cajon Boulevard between Highland and Euclid, where Vietnamese and South-East Asian businesses are most concentrated. The Foundation is working on an initiative to improve the commercial attractiveness of the area, encourage business investment, and promote tourism.
Contact Information: 4654 El Cajon Blvd., Suite C, San Diego, CA 92115; Phone: (619) 786-7573; E-Mail:

National Asian American Coalition (NAAC)
NAAC is a San Diego based nonprofit organization founded to enhance the quality of life of Filipino-Americans and other Asian and Pacific Islander communities by providing members with networking opportunities and access to resources that are not attainable as a single entity and benefit the community. Its mission is "to be the preferred conduit of economic development, through technical assistance between the government, corporations and minority groups in California."
Contact Information: 9580 Black Mountain Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92126, Phone: (858) 537-1500, E-Mail:

Pacific Arts Movement
Pacific Arts Movement (Pac-Arts), formerly the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, is one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian American and Asian international cinema. Our history dates back to the year 2000 when we launched our first San Diego Asian Film Festival at the University of San Diego with the help of local filmmakers, academics, and journalists. Since then, the San Diego Asian Film Festival has continued each year in the Fall, expanding its attendance, film programming, venues, partnerships, and impact on the community. Today, the Film Festival presents over 100 films from 20 different countries to an enthusiastic audience of over 20,000. Additionally, our expanded screenings - including a Spring Showcase, Film Forums, and Spotlight Screenings - as well as, our educational program, Reel Voices, serves over 40,000 people each year.
Contact Information: (619) 400-5911

Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego is dedicated to advancing Asian Americans in the legal profession, promoting and advocating the interests of the Asian Pacific American community, and preserving the culture, heritage, and diversity of our community.
Contact Information: P.O. Box 82784, San Diego, CA 92138; E-Mail:

San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA)
APIA is a coalition of arts, cultural, civil rights, educational, health, legal and social service organizations and individuals dedicated to advocating for the rights and empowerment of the Asian Pacific Islander American community in San Diego County through service, education, community development and research. They advocate for the rights and empowerment of our Asian Pacific Islander communities.
Contact Information: 8650 Genesee Avenue, Suite 214, #927263, San Diego, CA 92192; Phone: (858) 405-3326

South Asian Bar Association of San Diego
The South Asian Bar Association of San Diego ("SABA-SD") is a San Diego-based, nonprofit organization open to all South Asian attorneys and law students, as well as others interested in South Asia and law. Its members include legal professionals of South Asian-American descent as well as those interested in the issues affecting the South Asian-American community. SABA-SD strives to promote the professional and academic development of its members; increase the opportunities for South Asian-American legal professionals to participate in and lead civic and public affairs; support efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession; raise the South Asian-American community's awareness of relevant legal issues affecting their interests; support public interest associations providing pro bono legal services and other grassroots community organizations serving the South Asian-American community; and serve as a resource and an advocate for both South Asian-American legal professionals and the South Asian-American community.
Contact Information: 600 West Broadway, Suite 1200, San Diego, CA 92101; E-Mail:

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
Since 1974, UPAC has been the primary provider of human care services to San Diego's Asian and Pacific Islander communities. The UPAC staff represents over 29 different cultures, languages, and dialects. UPAC serves over 18,000 people annually. UPAC has the unique ability to unite diverse cultures and different generations into a community.
Contact Information:1031 25th Street, San Diego, CA 92102; Phone (619) 232-6454; E-Mail:

Vietnamese Federation of San Diego
Vietnamese Federation of San Diego is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3),which serves the Vietnamese American community of San Diego County. The VFSD has become the largest Vietnamese American umbrella organization in San Diego. VFSD consists of 38 association members, such as elders, veterans, student, religious, youth, and professional associations as well as individual representatives of the Vietnamese community. VFSD continues to cater to the cultural and social needs of the growing Vietnamese American community in San Diego.
Contact Information: 7833 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111, E- Mail:


City of San Diego
The City of San Diego's 1.25 million residents make it the seventh largest city in the country and the second largest in California. The top industries in San Diego are manufacturing, defense, tourism and agriculture. Telecommunications, software and biotech are among San Diego's fastest growing industries, and San Diego has become the nation's center for wireless industries with the city being dubbed "Telecom Valley."
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Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego
The Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego (CDCSD) was established in 1979. CDCSD is the region's leading international organization and the "door" to the greater San Diego community for delegations sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The organization brings over 600 emerging leaders from over 145 countries to San Diego each year. Our visitors are high-level professionals and leaders. We arrange professional appointments and the ‘American experience' for our visitors through home hospitality and public receptions. They link San Diego-area people, businesses and institutions with hundreds of rising and established global leaders each year and has added millions of federal and foreign dollars to our local economy.
Contact Information: 3604 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104, Phone: (619) 291-8105, Fax: (619) 291-1909

Greater San Diego Business Association
The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building strength and prosperity in the lesbian and gay community through networking and social activities. GSDBA promotes business development to increase economic opportunities for our members, the LGBT community and all who support business equality.
Contact Information: P.O. Box 33848, San Diego, CA 92163, Phone: (619) 296-4543, Fax: (619) 296-5616, Email:

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is an operating foundation that operates on the premise that residents must own and drive the change that takes place in their community for it to be meaningful and long lasting. JCNI explores and implements new ways to partner for community change through entrepreneurial projects, hands-on learning relationships, and the creative investment of resources.
Contact Information: 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114, Phone: (619) 527-6161 or (800) 550-6856, Public Relations: (619) 660-5555, Fax: (619) 527-6162

Council for Supplier Diversity
The Council for Supplier Diversity was established in 1999 and is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to use the disciplines of Supplier Diversity initiatives as an engine for economic development in under represented communities. We are dedicated to expanding business opportunities for women, minority and service disabled veteran business enterprises. The ultimate outcome is to add economic value to the supply chain while increasing economic opportunities for the diverse business community. We believe that diverse business development is a key component of reducing poverty, lowering unemployment, increasing wealth, and integrating American society. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the Council has developed a reputation as an innovative leader in supplier diversity support and economic development strategy for diverse populations.
Contact Information: 10679 Westview Parkway San Diego, CA 92126; Phone: (858) 537-2281; Email:

San Diego North Chamber of Commerce
San Diego North Chamber is dedicated to strengthening the economic environment by enhancing business growth and prosperity encompasses. The San Diego North area is home to many of the top 25 major employers in San Diego County, and is the home to 12 broad-based communities.
Contact Information: 10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92127 Phone: (858) 487-1767, Fax: (858) 487-8051

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is still one of the most influential forces in local government and regional economic development. With more than 3,000 members, the Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in public policy and providing valuable resources to its members. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is still the nonprofit business advocacy group that Alonzo Horton envisioned more than a century ago. With more than 130 years of experience, the Chamber offers unprecedented benefits, discounts, and opportunities to make San Diego businesses prosperous. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to pave the way for a growing regional economy as we venture into the new millennium.
Contact Information: 402 West Broadway, Suite 1000, San Diego, CA 92101; Phone: (619) 544-1300

The San Diego Tourism Authority
The San Diego Tourism Authority is a private, non-profit, mutual benefit corporation composed of approximately 1,100 member organizations, businesses, local governments, and individuals seeking a better community through the visitor industry. San Diego Tourism Authority members include tourism-related entities in such categories as lodging, dining, arts & attractions, shopping, and transportation, among others, as well as other companies indirectly involved in tourism.
Contact Information: 2215 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101, Phone: (619) 232-3101, E-mail:

San Diego World Trade Center (SDWTC)
The SDWTC provides comprehensive international trade services and key global contacts to facilitate and expand trade for regional worldwide clients. Leveraging its global network of World Trade Centers and affiliate partners, SDWTC is the proven forum for international information, communications and connections. The San Diego World Trade Center acts as a matchmaker and reference for members, providing data on overseas markets and suppliers. Members benefit from counseling at each step of the export and import process. The staff resources and proprietary networks of SDWTC work to connect members with the full range of international business opportunities.
Contact Information: 2980 Pacific Highway San Diego, California 92101; Phone (619) 615-0868; E-mail:

San Diego North Economic Development Council
The San Diego North Economic Development Council is a coalition of the private and public sectors working together to sustain and carefully grow the economic base of North County. Its goal is to market the area internally and externally in an effort to retain and attract quality businesses and create additional, higher paying jobs. The San Diego North EDC will work with businesses, chambers of commerce, health organizations, local governments and educational institutions to improve the quality of life and economic sustainability of North County.
Contact Information: 950 Boardwalk, Suite 303 San Marcos, CA 92078 Phone: (760) 510-3179 Email: “a href=””>

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA was created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Small business is critical to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.
Contact Information: 550 West C St., Ste 550, San Diego 92101, Phone: (619) 557-7250, FAX: (619) 557-5894

SCORE is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the success of small business. SCORE counselors provide free and confidential business counseling to both prospective entrepreneurs and existing small business owners throughout San Diego County. They also conduct a variety of low-cost workshops that address many of the essential techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.
Contact Information: 550 West C St San Diego, CA 92101; Phone: (619) 557-7272

Small Business Development Center
The North San Diego County Small Business Development Center is dedicated to increasing the economic vitality of the community. We do this by helping small businesses and entrepreneurs build a foundation for success through one-one-one consulting and business development training. The Center offers assistance in the following areas: Finance, Marketing, Business planning, Government contracting, Manufacturing, General business, Accounting, and E-business. Consulting services are provided at NO COST (A small fee for most seminars and workshops may apply.).
Contact Information: Phone: (760) 795-8740, E-mail: