The SD Lunar New Year Festival operates entirely through voluntary and unpaid efforts. The dozen coordinators, staff, and over 250 college and high school students dedicate countless hours to ensure residents receive the highest quality services they deserve.

Proceeds from the festival will be used in the revitalization efforts of the Little Saigon District of San Diego.

For 2023, all festival proceeds will be used for the construction of the Boat People Garden, a mini community park which will locate approximately 1 block from festival site.

In 2021, festival proceeds helped pay for Christmas gifts for elderly in nursing homes with winter gloves and beanie caps to keep everyone warm and toasty this winter.

In 2020, festival proceeds helped pay for 32,000 reusable cloth face masks provided free to all residents of San Diego County.

In 2019, the festival proceeds will help pay for the replacement of custom-built trash cans and cultural banners including monthly neighborhood clean-up.

In 2018, festival proceeds helped pay for the cultural landmark freeway signs and way-finding signs.

In 2017, the festival proceeds will help pay for 15 custom-built trash cans and 27 cultural banners.