Regional Chapter Network

AAPIP’s 11 regional chapters serve as local sites of philanthropic activism

Established in 1990, AAPIP is a justice-minded national philanthropy serving organization that provides unique community spaces for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and allies in philanthropy. We are a membership-based organization that centers equity and justice in philanthropy to move money and build power of AAPI communities for an inclusive democracy.

AAPIP serves as the progressive home to AAPIs in philanthropy at all leadership levels across the sector. Anchored by national staff, AAPIP works across the country through a chapter network as sites of regional activism serving as a bridge between philanthropy and local non-profit organizations. These chapters are centers for place-based advocacy, information sharing, leadership development, community building and networking around AAPI issues and philanthropy.

AAPIP’s Chapters are sites of philanthropic activism where an activated base of AAPIP Members, alongside community and nonprofit partners as well as giving circles, advocate for expanding and mobilizing resources for AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society. Chapters serve as local bridges between institutional philanthropy and AAPI communities and as “test-beds” for deepening AAPIP’s work in 11 regional and metropolitan areas. These chapters are centers for place-based advocacy, information sharing, leadership development, community building and networking around AAPI issues and philanthropy.

Chapter Network FAQ

How do I join an AAPIP Chapter?

To join an AAPIP Chapter, you have to become an AAPIP Member. Based on your organizational affiliation and/or geographic location, we will automatically add you to the chapter’s mailing list so you can receive the latest updates!

Who leads AAPIP Chapters?

AAPIP Chapters are currently led by volunteer Chapter Co-Chairs who serve two-year terms.

How do I donate to/support a local chapter?

Because AAPIP Chapters are not their own distinct entities, donations intended to bolster AAPIP’s regional philanthropic advocacy (by way of Chapters) would need to be dedicated to AAPIP National as unrestricted funds. AAPIP National allocates these funds towards our national place-based advocacy program broadly.

Is AAPIP interested in expanding its chapter presence? How do I start a new chapter?

AAPIP is interested in building community for AAPI philanthropic professionals. If you are located in a region where you believe it would be beneficial to seed an AAPIP Chapter, please contact ">Brandon Hadi, Program Manager.

Who should I contact for other Chapter-related questions?

25 Leaders in Action Awards (2015)

In 2015, AAPIP celebrated 25 years, a significant milestone for any organization. For AAPIP, it was a special opportunity to connect and activate our vast and diverse network.

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AAPIP-ers often describe this community as a family, and I definitely felt that way at my first membership meeting. Whether catching up with old friends or connecting with new people from other chapters, every interaction was rooted in a sincere interest in each other’s lives and careers.

Christen Lee, former Co-chair of San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

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