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

2016-2017 Chapter Co-Chairs

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

Jennifer Kong (JKong[at], Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

April Suwalsky (april[at], Tides

2016-2017 Steering Committee Members

  • Alison Hsieh, Thomas J. Long Foundation
  • Anh Ton, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Carolyn Wang Kong, Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Diana Chao, Xelay Foundation
  • Hana Ma, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Jessica Li, San Francisco SafeHouse
  • Laura Kimura, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Meenakshi Abbi, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Michael Nobleza, Asian Pacific Fund
  • Nancy Chan, Arabella Advisors
  • Sueli Shaw, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Tida Leagnavar, The California Endowment



Our Institutional Members

  • Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • The Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente Foundation
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors
  • Rosenberg Foundation
  • Stuart Foundation
  • The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Charitable Foundation Foundation
  • The Whitman Institute
  • The Women's Foundation of California

If your institution is listed here, you may already be eligible for AAPIP Membership. Contact our membership team via email or at (510) 463-3164 to set up your membership.