Our Stories

Read the latest news from our campaigns and programs featuring stories and insights directly from our network of community members, giving circle organizers, AAPIP members and philanthropic allies.

Viv Ncaus Giving Circle Wins $3,000 in Winner’s Circle Contest

Tue, 2012-05-29

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!

Not Just Another Tool in the Toolbox

Fri, 2012-05-25
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.

Ford, Kresge and Kellogg Foundations Join In $1M Planning Initiative for AAPI Communities

Tue, 2012-04-10

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.

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Convenes First Philanthropic Briefing Focused on AAPI Community

Tue, 2012-03-27
Cynthia Choi, Senior Director, Philanthropic Advocacy, AAPIP

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.