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

Chicago

Established in 1990, we hold the unique title of being both the birthplace of AAPIP's first chapter in the Midwest and in 2002, the birthplace of the first AAPIP affiliated giving circle in the country!

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.

Metro D.C.

Founded in 2004, our region is home to many national Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocacy organizations, national funders, as well as government agencies.

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