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

2019-2020 Chapter Co-Chairs

Email us at aapip.sf [at] or contact us directly:

  • Meenakshi Abbi (mabbi at rockpa dot org), Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Paul Ocampo (paulo at advancingjustice-alc dot org), Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus



Our Institutional Members

  • Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • The Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente Foundation
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Pacific Foundation Services
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Rosenberg Foundation
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • S.D. Bechtel Foundation
  • Tides Foundation

Designated staff and trustees of our insitutional members receive full memebership benefits. For more information or questions, please contact Marnelle Marasigan, Membership Program Manager at marnelle [at] or at (510) 463-3151.