Past Programs

Our programs are created to increase philanthropic resources to meet community needs. AAPIP partners with community and philanthropic institutions to explore, test, and share lessons learned about grantmaking and capacity building.

We consider our programs incubations because they present an opportunity to 1) seed resources to key organizations and leaders, and 2) inform philanthropy about changing demographics and emerging community needs. AAPIP leverages community assets and philanthropic resources to respond to the most underrecognized issues and underserved segments of the population where there are often no existing efforts. Our goal is to learn, practice, and then reflect with our partners about how to sustain the most promising practices.

Below are our past programs.

Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) (2013-2015)

The Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) is a project that was incubated with AAPIP and is now led by local Asian American leaders in Minnesota who are leveraging their assets to harness power to build unity, cohesion, and common agendas to advance equity in the State. Through its National Gender & Equity Campaign (NGEC), AAPIP opened its office in Minnesota in 2006 to invest in local efforts that build social justice infrastructure and leadership. Together with local leaders, AAPIP co-founded this locally led leadership effort.

VIET Fellows (2010-2012)

Vietnam Involvement and Engagement (VIET) Fellows was incubated by AAPIP from 2010-2012.  It was a multifaceted effort to invest in the leadership of young Vietnamese Americans in order to improve the quality of life of communities in the US and Vietnam. The VIET Fellows program is an example of how to engage Vietnamese Americans in civic participation and their drive to give back to the community.

Queer Justice Fund (2009-2015)

AAPIP recognizes that building greater democracy in philanthropy and in our communities requires a gender and equity framework that includes a sexuality lens, providing an opportunity to explore LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) AAPI issues.

Civic Engagement Fund for AMEMSA Communities (2006-2014)

Post 9/11, AAPIP raised the visibility and collective power of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities. AAPIP informed, engaged and leveraged the philanthropic sector through a pooled fund that invested in AMEMSA community infrastructure in the San Francisco Bay Area. CEF ran from 2006-2014.

National Gender & Equity Campaign (2005-2012)

The National Gender & Equity Campaign (NGEC) was incubated by AAPIP from 2005-2012 to leverage, mobilize and activate philanthropic and community resources towards achieving more justice and equity for communities.