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 and non-profit communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are excited to have the highest concentration of AAPIP affiliated giving circles in the country, six now calling this region home. With the AAPIP national office in our own backyard, we do not have to look very far to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are passionate about improving the status of AAPI communities in the region.


The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter works to:
  • Increase funder/donor education by providing opportunities to learn about Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community needs in the greater San Francisco Bay Area
  • Provide opportunities for mentorship and professional development in order to build our next generation of leaders leadership opportunities
  • Partner and collaborate with foundations, philanthropic affinity groups, AAPI non-profit organizations and community groups on programming
  • Support AAPIP National’s core strategies of philanthropic advocacy and growing community philanthropy


2022-2023 Chapter Co-Chairs

  • Meenakshi Abbi, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Senior Manager
  • Paul Ocampo, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Director of Development

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Our Institutional Members

  • Asian Pacific Fund
  • Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • The Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • Libra Foundation
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Pacific Foundation Services
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Rosenberg Foundation
  • S.D. Bechtel Foundation
  • Tides Foundation
  • The Women’s Foundation of CA

Designated staff and trustees of our institutional members receive full membership benefits. For more information or questions, please contact Kyla Alvarez, Development and Membership Manager, at .