Who We Are

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is a national membership organization dedicated to expanding and mobilizing philanthropic and community resources for underserved AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society.

Our core members include staff and trustees of foundations and other grantmaking entities as well as individual donors and philanthropy-serving professionals. In addition, AAPIP supports 11 regional chapters around the country in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York, Philadelphia, Rocky Mountain, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington DC. These chapters are centers for place-based advocacy, information sharing, leadership development and network building around AAPI issues and philanthropy.

AAPIP’s programs include a range of convening, research and advocacy, community philanthropy/Giving Circles and other incubation projects. These programs are designed to engage AAPI communities and philanthropy to address unmet needs, serve as a resource for and about AAPI communities, support informed, grassroots giving within and to AAPI communities and explore new ideas and approaches for social justice philanthropy.


AAPIP envisions a just and equitable democracy with the full civic and economic participation of Asian American/Pacific Islanders. We believe that:

  • Democracy thrives when we leverage individual action for collective good.
  • Lasting change is achieved by strengthening and empowering those who are most impacted.
  • Philanthropy is most effective when it is equitable and inclusive – driven by the assets and leadership of our diverse communities.


Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)
expands and mobilizes resources for AAPI communities
to build a more just and equitable society.