In the last two weeks over 4,417 votes were cast for our 17 giving circles in AAPIP’s Winner’s Circle Facebook Contest but only three circles rose to the top of the leader board. Congratulations to Viv Ncaus the winner of $3,000 for their justice and peace fund!
Tawal Panyacosit, Executive Director of API Equality Northern California
When Alice Y. Hom, Director of the Queer Justice Fund, first mentioned that she was working on a report on funding disparities for LGBTQ AAPI communities, I was excited. I remember telling her it would become one of my bibles, my go-to resources on the LGBTQ AAPI community.
The first AAPIP Banyan Tree Award recipient is Alandra L. Washington, Deputy Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The award will be presented to Ms. Washington at the AAPIP Annual Membership Meeting in Los Angeles, California, on April 29, 2012, in conjunction with the 2012 Council on Foundations Conference.
Last Monday, April 2, at a national briefing in Washington DC convened by The White House, three of the nation’s largest foundations – The Ford Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation – together pledged $1 million to support an exploratory planning process focused on the development of national public-private partnerships to increase philanthropic investment in the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
In observance of the twentieth anniversary of the Los Angeles civil uprising following verdicts in the 1992 Rodney King case, award-winning actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will present a feature performance of scenes from Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, the 1994 Tony Nominee for Best Play.
On April 2, 2012 the Obama Administration through the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) will host the first National Philanthropic Briefing focused on the AAPI community. It is part of the Administration’s efforts to address economic and social challenges facing the AAPI community.
Join AAPIP (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) for release of Emerging Opportunities: Giving and Participation by Silicon Valley Asian American Communities. Learn more about recent research on the motivation and inspiration that drives giving among the fast-growing Asian American community in the Silicon Valley.