Chapters

We are a national, member-supported philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Our strength lies in our active and growing membership of nearly 500 individuals that include foundations, staff and trustees of grantmaking institutions, and AAPI serving nonprofit organizations.

We are structured into 10 vibrant regional chapters whose work on the ground reflects our commitment to Building Democratic Philanthropy. Each chapter designs and produces unique programs and events that address the critical needs of AAPI’s in their local and regional landscape.

These volunteer-driven efforts span four key areas:

  1. Listening and responding to local AAPI community issues and highlighting assets
  2. Leadership, networking and professional development
  3. Engaging institutional philanthropy
  4. Building community philanthropy and activating individual donors

Minnesota

Founded in 1999, our chapter reflects the local Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our members represent a variety of histories and ethnicities, most notably Hmong and Southeast Asian refugees and Korean adoptees.

New York

Founded in 1990, we are AAPIP's first chapter in the east coast. New York is home to the second largest Asian America/Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in the country.

Philadelphia

Six years in the making, we became an official chapter in 2007. We continue to grow and evolve as a chapter, establishing a strong presence in the Delaware Valley.

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.

Seattle

In 2002, we were the first chapter founded in the Pacific Northwest. Our membership hails from various parts of Washington and Oregon. Historically, the Seattle area was considered a major gateway for many immigrants including Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

Silicon Valley

In early 2010, we formed an exploratory committee, composed of staff from Silicon Valley based funders, corporations and community based organizations. After a year of planning, outreach and regional programming, we officially launched in 2011, becoming AAPIP's tenth and newest chapter.

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.  We celebrated leadership in its many forms while honoring the spirit of our activist founders through the recognition of 25 Leaders who take important actions every day to lift up AAPI communities around the nation.

Boston

Since our founding in 2000, we continue to cultivate a rich space for building connections between established members in the philanthropic and non-profit sectors and those who are just entering it.

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