Our core mission is to identify, verify, document, preserve, and share Chinese American contributions to the cultural, economic, and social development of the United States of America.
By encouraging community involvement, contributing to the service of the American civil process, and promoting diversity and integration, we envision a stronger country that champions equally the contributions and cultural assets of all people.
"The positive influence of the Chinese immigrant into the United States cannot be denied. Many Chinese families fled Communist China to the freedoms afforded Americans in the United States. These daring immigrants lived through the unfortunate Chinese Exclusion Act with dignity; they followed the law of the land even when sneered at with racist sentiments. And as they saw their conditions change for the better through all the hardships, their hopes were renewed. Today, we celebrate their bold adventurism and stalwart pursuit of the American Dream. Chinese-Americans are, indeed, enriched by their Chinese heritage, but they are also very proud to be Americans."
— Esther Zee Lee, Chairwoman, CAHF
CHINESE AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION, INC.
To unite all members of the Chinese American community; to encourage cooperation between the Chinese American community and others who are of like purpose; to promote and preserve Chinese culture, language and tradition; to identify, verify, document, preserve, promote, share, and celebrate Chinese American contributions to the cultural, economic, and social development of the United States of America; to further the cause of freedom and democracy; to safeguard the rights and ensure equality of members of the Chinese American community; to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States and the civil rights of all American; to serve as a coordinating body of Chinese American community charitable and educational activities; to assist in the provision of low income and other housing to the Chinese American community; to enhance the general welfare of members of the Chinese American community; to solicit and receive grants and contributions from any and all sources for the accomplishment of the foregoing purpose; and, generally, to have and exercise all of the rights, duties, powers and privileges of a corporation organized pursuant to chapter 180 of the General Laws as amended from time to time provide such purposes are not inconsistent with the organization’s qualification as a 501(c )(3) organization.