Founded in 1990, we are AAPIP's first chapter in the east coast. New York is home to the second largest Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in the country. According to the latest census New York City’s AAPI population grew by more than 30%. Similar to other large Asian American hubs there has been tremendous growth, and also shifts in the range of ethnicities including Thai, Sri Lankan and Cambodian. Though we have the nation’s most established and arguably the strongest philanthropic infrastructure in terms of numbers of foundations and charitable giving nationally and globally, there is still work to be done. We work in collaboration with foundations, AAPI community based organizations, and other affinity groups to highlight important issues facing AAPI and other diverse communities in the region.
The New York Chapter works to:
Develop programs and workshops that build relationships between funders, policy makers, and advocates that are timely and relevant to the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) philanthropic community in New York City, especially programs that encourage communication across sectors and raise awareness of and funding for AAPI organizations.
Our Membership Represents:
- Philanthropic institutions and organizations in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
- Funders as diverse as corporate giving programs, large established philanthropies, and small family foundations.
- Some of the area's leading AAPI organizations.
2018-2019 Chapter Co-Chairs
- Maya Iwata (jmiwata [at] gmail dot com), World Pulse
- Christine Oh (ohchristine1 [at] gmail dot com), Catchafire
- Polly Singh (psingh [at] wallacefoundation dot org), Wallace Foundation
Our Institutional Members:
- Arcus Foundation
- The Ford Foundation
- Foundation for Child Development
- Korean American Community Foundation
- Mertz Gilmore Foundation
- The Ong Famliy Foundation
- Surdna Foundation
- Wallace Foundation
- William T. Grant Foundation