Friends of Roots has been established to further the advancement of education through the research, documentation, and archiving of Asian American genealogy and cultural heritage. Funds donated to Friends of Roots will be used for projects promoting the preservation of Asian American history and culture. Projects include:
- Scholarships for Roots: Him Mark Lai Family History Project interns
- Archive of genealogy research by program participants
- Community events and activities
Friends of Roots is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.