The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Deutsche Bank in the United States, today announced four grants totaling $200,000 to provide an immediate response to recent tragic events impacting the local Gay community and to address increased incidents of Muslim discrimination in housing and employment.
One of the organizations is the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing. With this new grant, AALDEF will expand its program of legal advice clinics for Muslim Americans in the New York City area. AALDEF will partner with community groups throughout the City to reach even more low-income South Asian, Arab and Muslim residents who face hate violence and harassment or discrimination in the workplace, schools, rental housing, and public accommodations.