Los Angeles

As one of AAPIP’s oldest and largest chapters, we are deeply committed to advocating for our Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in need since our founding in 1990. We work collaboratively with community-based organizations, giving circles, foundations and philanthropic affinity groups to grow awareness of, direct funding & resources to and build capacity for nonprofits serving our AAPI community. We are uniquely positioned for impact knowing Los Angeles County’s population is larger than that of any state in the nation, except California.

Chapter activities may include:

  • Signature Funders Van Tour of an AAPI ethnic community
  • Funders briefings on issues impacting the AAPI Commmunity
  • Opportunities to connect and network
  • Joint Affinity Group (JAG) Holiday Reception


The Los Angeles Chapter works to:

  • Increase funder awareness and knowledge about the state of the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, in order to increase nonprofit resources and capacity within local AAPI agencies and communities.
  • Expand AAPI staff representation in philanthropy.
  • Provide professional development and networking among AAPI nonprofit and philanthropic professionals and communities.
  • Expand philanthropy among local AAPIs.


2024-2025 Chapter Co-Chairs

  • Derek Oye, Rose Hills Foundation
  • Scott Chan, LA Department of Public Health
  • Michael Nailat, Catalyst California