e invite you to participate in AAPIP’s upcoming webinar, Seeking to Soar: A Call for Collective Action, on Monday, April 19th from 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT / 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT.
The recent anti-Asian attacks are the latest in the U.S.’s long history of white supremacy, systemic racism, and gendered violence. In the midst of heightened violence, AAPIP released both a new report on foundation funding for AAPI communities, Seeking to Soar, and a Call for Solidarity and Collective Action: Asian American Philanthropy Letter of Intention. The report revealed that foundation funding designated to AAPI communities makes up just 0.20% of total grantmaking dollars; in other words, AAPI communities receive 20 cents per $100 awarded by foundations. With over 700 philanthropic professionals and allies signing AAPIP’s Call for Solidarity and Collective Action, AAPIP seeks to mobilize the philanthropic sector to develop sustained strategies for expanded support of AAPIs and all historically underserved communities of color in service of an inclusive democracy.
Seeking to Soar: A Call for Collective Action will include:
- A closer look at AAPIP’s new report, Seeking to Soar: Foundation Funding for AAPI Communities, highlighting key findings and recommendations
- A CEO-level panel discussion on how philanthropy can support AAPI communities for the long-term featuring:
Aleyamma Mathew, Executive Director, Collective Future Fund
James Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Mariko Silver, President & CEO, Henry Luce Foundation
We will be reserving seats for this webinar for professionals in grantmaking institutions or philanthropy-serving organizations only. To RSVP, please use this link - Zoom log-in details will be sent thereafter.
We hope you will join us for this important conversation about supporting AAPI communities alongside all communities of color toward an inclusive democracy.
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP)
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
Grantmakers for Education
Hispanics In Philanthropy (HIP)
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG)
Northern California Grantmakers (NCG)
Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE)
Southeastern Council on Foundations (SECF)
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Women’s Funding Network (WFN)
Aleyamma Mathew is a nationally known expert on the intersection of gender and economic justice. With over 20 years of experience in the philanthropic and advocacy sectors at the local, state, and national levels, she has led advocacy, grantmaking, capacity-building, and campaigns for economic policies to protect women’s rights, safety, and economic security, with a focus on women of color, immigrant and refugee women, and low-wage women workers. Aleyamma is currently the executive director of Collective Future Fund (CFF), an organization that brings together social justice movements, survivors, and donors to heal, resource, and mobilize to shape a collective future free from sexual harassment and violence. With a priority on supporting and sustaining efforts that are led by survivors and women of color, the Fund envisions a world in which all women and girls––cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming––can live, learn, and work in safety and dignity. Born in Kerala, South India, Aleyamma is based in Philadelphia where she serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian Arts Initiative. She is an alumni of the East West Center’s Asian Pacific American Leadership Program and received a Fulbright Award to study Malayalam in Kerala.