The 1882 Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan organization approved by IRS, seeks to broaden public awareness of the history and continuing significance of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It does this through projects and activities associated with three overlapping initiatives. They are:

The 1882 Foundation explores how communities and individuals uncover stories through Talk Stories, how to reach large audiences with these stories through symposiums, and how to best interpret stories through curriculum development. We want to link people, ideas, material and resources into collaborations that allow us to fulfill our missions better together than alone.