December 2021

Joint AAPIP & NAP Philanthropic Gathering Coming June 2022!

Dear AAPIPers,


Can you believe it's that time of year again? Neither can we, and very few of us would have predicted that we would be spending yet another holiday season negotiating Covid. However you are spending your time over the next several weeks, we hope that you find time for renewal with an abundance of laughter, joy, and rest! And if you're an AAPIP member, we hope you will take just a moment of your time to tell us about your membership experience.


In the spirit of gathering with our friends and relatives, we are beyond excited to announce Power in Solidarity: A Philanthropic Gathering With AAPIP and NAP coming June 26-29, 2022! So mark your calendars and get ready to fly for this in-person philanthropic gathering. Registration launches January 2022 - stay tuned for the latest updates.


Have you seen the Center for Effective Philanthropy's new research reports? Their findings are alarming: AAPI and Native American nonprofit leaders report having less positive experiences with their foundation funders than nonprofit leaders of other races/ethnicities. This is all the more reason that AAPIP and NAP (Native Americans in Philanthropy) are gathering together in June 2022 because solidarity work is truly the way forward in realizing racial justice.


Lastly, we still need your help spreading the word about AAPIP's new opening for Communications Director! Help us find a candidate who will collaboratively build and implement a dynamic and cohesive communications strategy to change the narrative about AANHPI people within a larger racial justice context and deliver upon AAPIP’s unique position to activate a broader movement around our mission. This position is fully remote, and applications submitted before December 31st will be considered in the first review.


In community,

The AAPIP Team




Power in Solidarity:
A Philanthropic Gathering With AAPIP and NAP

June 26-29, 2022

Seattle, Washington


Over 30 years ago, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native American professionals in philanthropy came together to build a new vision for power in the sector. From this vision, our organizations were born: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP).


In honor of our shared origin story, AAPIP and NAP are hosting a gathering of our relatives and relations in the field. Together, we will celebrate the leadership of our peoples and cultures in the sector, develop strategies to build power and increase resources in our communities, and most importantly—have fun! 


We invite you to join us in Seattle, Washington on June 26–29!


Registration will open in January 2022.

Stay tuned for updates on Power in Solidarity

AAPI and Native American Communities Overlooked by Foundations


AAPI and Native American Communities Overlooked by Foundations

The Center for Effective Philanthropy has released two new reports, Overlooked: Foundation Support for Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders and Communities (Part One) and Overlooked: Foundation Support for Native American Leaders and Communities (Part Two). The pair of reports find that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Native American nonprofit leaders report having less positive experiences with their foundation funders than nonprofit leaders of other races/ethnicities and that, despite the significant challenges these communities face, most foundations continue to overlook nonprofits that serve these communities. 

The reports’ findings are based on survey data spanning the last decade as well as data collected during the pandemic, including in the spring of 2021. Both reports also feature the experience, insights, and advice of AAPI and Native American nonprofit leaders, in their own words, as well as resources to learn about better supporting these communities.

Read CEP's reports

2021 End-of-Year Member Survey

Thank you for being a member of AAPIP! As 2021 comes to a close, we want to hear from you about your membership experience. We are hoping to better understand the benefits that our members are using to help us plan and improve upon the member experience in 2022. Thanks again for your continued support, and we wish you a warm holiday season.

Take AAPIP End-of-Year Member Survey



Advancing racial equity will take all of us.


AAPIP appreciates the steadfast support from the 100 Institutional Members who have joined us so far.


Since our founding in 1990, AAPIP has envisioned a more just and equitable society and has been a critical voice for advancing the full picture of racial justice - one which includes Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. As our nation, and the world, reckon with the legacies of dehumanization and injustice, AAPIP is an increasingly important voice in philanthropy.  


Your membership helps support AAPIP's work and centers you as an important part of the growing AAPIP community with special benefits!

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