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 AANHPI communities for an inclusive democracy.
AAPIP serves as the progressive home to AANHPIs 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 AANHPI 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 AANHPI communities to build a more just and equitable society. Chapters serve as local bridges between institutional philanthropy and AANHPI 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 AANHPI 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 at .
Who should I contact for other Chapter-related questions?
Contact Brandon Hadi, Program Manager, at
Explore AAPIP’s 11 Regional Chapters:
As one of AAPIP’s oldest and largest chapters, we are deeply committed to advocating for our Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) …
Our region is home to many Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocacy organizations, national funders as well as government agencies. Members of …
Minneapolis-Saint Paul (Twin Cities)
Founded in 1998, our members represent a variety of histories and ethnicities, most notably Hmong and Southeast Asian refugees and Korean adoptees.
Six years in the making, we became an official chapter in 2007. We continue to grow and evolve as a …
Founded by philanthrofolk in the Asian Affinity group at the Colorado Health Foundation in 2020, AAPIP-Rocky Mountain will serve as …
San Francisco Bay Area
Founded in 1990, we are AAPIP’s oldest and largest chapter whose roots spread both wide and deep within the philanthropic …
In early 2010, we formed an exploratory committee, composed of staff from Silicon Valley based funders, corporations and community based …