Founded in 1990, we are AAPIP’s first chapter in the east coast. New York is home to the second largest Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in the country. According to the latest census New York City’s AAPI population grew by more than 30%. Similar to other large Asian American hubs there has been tremendous growth, and also shifts in the range of ethnicities including Thai, Sri Lankan and Cambodian. Though we have the nation’s most established and arguably the strongest philanthropic infrastructure in terms of numbers of foundations and charitable giving nationally and globally, there is still work to be done. We work in collaboration with foundations, AAPI community based organizations, and other affinity groups to highlight important issues facing AAPI and other diverse communities in the region.