Chapters

We are a national, member-supported philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Our strength lies in our active and growing membership of nearly 500 individuals that include foundations, staff and trustees of grantmaking institutions, and AAPI serving nonprofit organizations.

We are structured into 10 vibrant regional chapters whose work on the ground reflects our commitment to Building Democratic Philanthropy. Each chapter designs and produces unique programs and events that address the critical needs of AAPI’s in their local and regional landscape.

These volunteer-driven efforts span four key areas:

  1. Listening and responding to local AAPI community issues and highlighting assets
  2. Leadership, networking and professional development
  3. Engaging institutional philanthropy
  4. Building community philanthropy and activating individual donors

Seattle

In 2002, we were the first chapter founded in the Pacific Northwest. Our membership hails from various parts of Washington and Oregon. Historically, the Seattle area was considered a major gateway for many immigrants including Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

Silicon Valley

In early 2010, we formed an exploratory committee, composed of staff from Silicon Valley based funders, corporations and community based organizations. After a year of planning, outreach and regional programming, we officially launched in 2011, becoming AAPIP's tenth and newest chapter.

25 Leaders in Action Awards (2015)

In 2015, AAPIP celebrated 25 years, a significant milestone for any organization.  For AAPIP, it was a special opportunity to connect and activate our vast and diverse network.  We celebrated leadership in its many forms while honoring the spirit of our activist founders through the recognition of 25 Leaders who take important actions every day to lift up AAPI communities around the nation.

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