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Announcing AAPI Giving Circle COVID-19 Response Fund!

Wed, 2020-06-17

AAPIP is pleased to announce our Giving Circle COVID-19 Response Fund. This Fund supports AAPI focused Giving Circle efforts to address immediate economic and health concerns including anti-Asian hate (proactive and reactive responses) while also advancing civic engagement to build community power for the longer term. AAPIP’s Giving Circle Network is anchored in AAPI communities all a

Announcing AAPIP's New Board Members!

Wed, 2020-06-17

AAPIP is thrilled to announce new and returning board members who have been elected by you, our membership. They are a distinguished group of colleagues and we are honored to have them on board - please join us in welcoming them! 


Kiran Ahuja
Chief Executive Officer, Philanthropy Northwest

(Recording) The State of AAPI Philanthropy: A Conversation About Anti-Black Racism

Tue, 2020-06-09

The start of this new decade has indeed been one for the history books in so many ways, and it has only just begun. In recognition of this movement moment around anti-Blackness, AAPIP is converting the time we are holding for the webinar to instead create space for a discussion around how we as AAPIs in philanthropy can process and show up in this era to end anti-Black racism in its

Our Shared Destiny: AAPIP Statement on Death of George Floyd

Fri, 2020-05-29

At AAPIP, we are devastated by the news of Mr. George Floyd’s death and the weight of yet another Black life senselessly taken by excessive and lethal force, this time, at the knee of a white police officer. We stand in solidarity with George’s family, friends, and the African American community in Minneapolis and beyond in mourning his tragic death.

(Recording) Panel Discussion: Rise in Anti-Asian Racism

Tue, 2020-05-19

AAPIP Chicago hosted a series of webinars during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month to explore issues related to COVID-19 affecting our communities. This session discussed the increase in anti-Asian racism and its effects in our communities and included the following panelists:

Solidarity Matters: A Poem to Philanthropy in the Age of Covid-19

Fri, 2020-05-01

Hey Philanthrofolks,

It's Friday and a brand new month!

May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month and since it's been such a difficult many weeks, we wanted to do something fun and different. AAPIP staff created a video poem to share with you - we hope you like it!

Stay healthy and have a good weekend!

-Pat, Marnelle, Lori, and Brandon

AAPIP in The Rockies: Announcing AAPIP-Rocky Mountain Chapter!

Mon, 2020-04-20

For 30 years now, AAPIP has been the home for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to build community in the field of philanthropy. We have also played an instrumental role in mobilizing philanthropic resources to under-resourced AAPI communities, producing critical reports, launching funding campaigns, and seeding giving circles.