Collective Good

Collective Good is an invitation to philanthropy

to deepen its racial equity and racial justice strategies. This memo outlines 10 key recommendations, to support and sustain community ecosystems, improve data equity, and reset harmful narratives about AANHPI people. 

Immediately following the tragic shooting of eight people – six of them Asian women – on March 16, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia, AAPIP organized more than 700 philanthropic professionals, including 300 CEOs, 60 of whom identify as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander, to sign this Call for Solidarity & Collective Action. Galvanizing this philanthropic energy to expand and sustain resources for AANHPI communities, in service to advancing racial justice for all communities, AAPIP convened three working groups focused on Community Ecosystems, Data Equity, and Narrative Change

Collective Good: Recommendations for Philanthropy on Racial Solidarity & Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities was born out of this philanthropic organizing effort.

For every $100 awarded by philanthropy, only 20 cents makes its way to AANHPI communities and just $6 supports racial equity work. Collective Good offers both an avenue and entry point for philanthropy to deepen its commitment to advancing racial equity and racial justice.

Preview the Recommendations:

Supporting and Sustaining Community Ecosystems

Improving Data Equity

Resetting the AANHPI Narrative


AAPIP is grateful for the generous support of The James B. McClatchy Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Surdna Foundation for this project, along with AAPIP’s many supporters throughout the year. Membership dues from institutions and individuals help AAPIP advance racial equity in philanthropy and provide educational programming, including these recommendations.

We also thank AAPIP’s special consultants, Shiho Fuyuki and Kay lee, for their significant contributions to this effort. A full list of the working group members can be found on page 15 of the report.