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.  We live in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the nation that draws people from all over the world. Recent census figures show that over a third of the population in Santa Clara County and the heart of Silicon Valley are foreign-born, and Asian Americans make up a third of the total population. We develop critical programs that address the growing diversity of the AAPI community and and leverage the innovative tech and philanthropic culture unique to Silicon Valley.

The Silicon Valley Chapter works to:

  • Engage young professionals in the private and tech industries who are interested in giving to AAPI communities
  • Develop joint programming with our AAPIP Bay Area partners
  • Launch at least one Silicon Valley based Giving Circle
  • Expand our leadership and organizing committee

Research released in 2012: Emerging Opportunities: Giving and Participation by Silicon Valley Asian American Communities

2020-2021 Chapter Co-Chairs

Tiffany Woon, Grants Manager, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

J. April Suwalsky Khan (Interim), Grants Manager, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 

    Our Institutional Members:

    • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
    • Heising-Simons Foundation
    • Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco
    • The William and Flora Hewlett 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.