Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) serves Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities by meeting critical legal needs, litigating on behalf of low-income workers and immigrants, advocating for Asian Americans and NHPIs in local, state and national contexts, and building youth and parent leaders for the future.

As a nonprofit, Advancing Justice-LA relies on the financial support of individuals to continue this significant work.  Together, we can help individuals and transform communities. 

Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Advancing Justice-LA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Tax ID # 95-3854152.

You can give a monetary donation in two ways:

By Check – Please make checks payable to “Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles” and send to Advancing Justice-LA, Attn: Development, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017.

By Credit Card – You can make secure, online donations here or by calling our office.  We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.

Donate Your Vehicle –  To donate your car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle, complete the online donation form or call 855-500-RIDE.

Any questions can be directed to Advancing Justice-LA’s Development Department at (213) 977-7500 ext. 231 or [email protected].

Types of Giving

Monthly Giving – Recurring gifts sustain our work throughout the year.  Set up a recurring credit card donation through our online giving site or by calling our office.
Bequests & Estate Planning – You can leave a legacy of social justice by including Advancing Justice - LA in your will.  Call our development office to learn more about ways you can build a strong future for AAs and NHPIs through a planned gift.

Matching Gifts – Check to see if your company has a matching gift program and you will be able to extend your gift dollars.  Just fill out your company’s matching gift form and send it to Advancing Justice-LA.

Stock Gifts – Consider donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds to Advancing Justice-LA.  The total value of the financial instrument is tax-deductible allowing you to avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated stocks.

Peer to Peer Fundraising - Peer to Peer (P2P) fundraising is when individuals create personal fundraising pages on the organization’s behalf. You can create your own fundraiser and advocate for Advancing Justice-LA by connecting with your network. Social Media Platforms like Facebook have the option to do Peer to Peer fundraising.  If you would like to do a peer to peer fundraiser on behalf of Advancing Justice-LA and have questions, please contact Michi Lew at [email protected].  

Support by Shopping

  • AmazonSmile – Support Advancing Justice-LA by shopping at will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Advancing Justice-LA.
  • Ralphs Community Contribution Program – When you enroll in this program and use your Ralphs Rewards card, a portion of your Ralphs purchases will be donated to Advancing Justice-LA.


Cy Pres Awards

The doctrine of cy pres, or fluid recovery, allows litigants to request courts to distribute unclaimed or residual funds in class action settlements and judgments and certain other actions to non-profit organizations based on the following broad guidelines. Courts annually approve millions of dollars in cy pres funds to non-profit organizations like ours that engage in access to justice initiatives for underserved communities, which has been crucial to our ability to continue our important work.

Cy pres funds are especially important for supporting all of our access to justice initiatives, including direct legal services and impact litigation work. Unlike many of our other funding sources, cy pres awards are unrestricted. This has allowed us to direct cy pres funds to our important and groundbreaking legal representation of individuals and groups who otherwise would not have access to the legal system to vindicate their rights. We rely on cy pres funds to be able to continue this invaluable work.

With the assistance of individual attorneys, in-house counsel, law firms, and class action practitioners, we have received cy pres awards that have helped build a powerhouse legal team to provide access to justice for low-income, disadvantaged, and underserved communities. Our cases have increased equal educational opportunity, challenged employment discrimination, fought sweatshops and other exploitative wages and working conditions, and exposed fraudulent practices aimed at vulnerable and limited-English-proficient consumers. Cy pres awards will help us continue this important work.

Ways to Help Advancing Justice-LA Receive Cy Pres Awards

Law firms and individual supporters in the legal community can help us receive cy pres awards. This does not require you to ask anyone to donate money or time. Here are ways you can assist us:

  • If you, your firm, or someone you know is party to or counsel on a class action case involving potential cy pres awards, you may help nominate our organization as an awardee.
  • Familiarize yourself with our work and help us outreach to the courts and class action attorneys about our access to justice initiatives, civil rights advocacy, legal services, and litigation on behalf of low-wage workers and vulnerable consumers.
  • If you become aware of cy pres awards through word of mouth or published notices, please let us know about the opportunities.

Find out more information on how you can help increase legal services and advance civil rights with cy pres awards.



Our helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: discrimination, family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
中文: 800.520.2356
한글: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ภาษาไทย: 800.914.9583
Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958


Related Publications

2018 Annual Report

Learn more about Advancing Justice - LA's work in 2018, including program highlights, financial position, donor and volunteer lists, and more.

2017 Annual Report

Learn more about Advancing Justice - LA's work in 2017, including program highlights, financial position, donor and volunteer lists, and more.

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.