News, Updates & Events Listings


    AAPIP Event, June 2010 - Washington DC

    The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946

    Smithsonian Institution/Renwick Gallery, Art of Gaman Installation

    Special exhibition galleries, 1st floor from  March 5, 2010 - January 30, 2011

    Artist Unidentified, Interned at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, Camp Scene,  Wood, paint, Collection of the Japanese American Museum of San José, From "Art of Gaman" by Delphine Hirasuna, ©2005, Ten Speed. Terry Heffernan photo.


    Artist Unidentified, Interned at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, Camp Scene, Wood, paint,
    Collection of the Japanese American Museum of San José, From "Art of Gaman" by
    Delphine Hirasuna, ©2005, Ten Speed. Terry Heffernan photo.


    Learn about the shared experience of Asian American and Arab Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities in the post-9/11 era, through the expression of culture and art.


  • Katrina@5: New Orleans, March 2010


    Katrina@5:Partners in Philanthropy/Transforming the Gulf Coast, Inspiring America in conjunction with Association of Small Foundations

    Join us for a closer look at rebuilding and recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast, and the impact that Katrina has had on one of the nation's fastest growing Asian communities - Vietnamese and Southeast Asians - in the South.

    AAPIP joins the Association of Small Foundations in support of this event.  Go to for details.


    "While many challenges persist, we're hearing more and more about the Gulf Coast being a hotbed of inspiration, creativity, and fresh approaches. Katrina @ 5 represents a rare opportunity to see this vibrant history in the making. It's also a chance to look at how philanthropy's role in the recovery worked, how it didn't, and what's yet to be done. For more information, please contact Hanh Le at (888) 212-9922 or"

  • Asian Philanthropy News Update

    Asian American Giving is an online philanthropy journal which serves as a link between Asian American donors, leaders, and the non-profit community. Asian American Giving promotes stories of individuals engaged in philanthropy; draws attention to the issues in our community; and highlights trends and patterns in charitable giving.


    Also check out their Asian American Philanthropy Resources page for other great links on this topic.

  • Spring 2009

    From the South Asian Giving Circle website:

    "The South Asian Giving Circle wants to promote local South Asian giving and raise awareness of important causes for the community. Our goal is to raise and donate pooled resources to support philanthropies, community services, and social change organizations that are relevant to our community. In the process, we hope to promote giving and raise awareness of local issues within the South Asian community. We are starting this experiment in South Asian philanthropy in the Bay Area.

    We are actively seeking SAGC's initial members. Do you have an interest in building our local community? Do you want to promote South Asian philanthropy? Do you want an opportunity to meet other dynamic Bay Area folks like you? Then join us!"

    They will post applications in Spring 2009 for organizations or individuals who are interested in support from SAGC.  For more information, email: and learn more at the SAGC website:

  • Thursday, February 12, 2009
    Open Letter to the Field

    AAPIP, in conjunction with the Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) recently developed an open letter to the field that we have strategically placed in the current issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy (Vol XXI, No. 8, February 12, 2009). Click to view or download PDF here.

  • March 2009 Funders Briefing

    A Funder's Look at Effective Strategies on Capacity Building and Community Engagement for Social Change

    Co-presented with Minnesota Council on Foundations, Northwest Area Foundation, AAPIP Minnesota chapter, and PFund Foundation

    On March 26, 2009, thirty participants from leading Minnesota foundations attended a funder's session led by the NGEC to explore effective strategies on community engagement and capacity building for social change. Funders gained new thinking, tangible examples, and tools on how to more effectively engage and build with communities.  More about the briefing »


    "A Guide on Community Engagement: Making Social Justice Work Inclusive"

    CE Guide for Grantmakers

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    This is an overview and summary of NGEC's Community Engagement Process. In Minnesota, NGEC provided financial support, technical assistance and a joint learning space for 22 local Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups. We learned a great deal from this effort, and believe that others aiming to be more inclusive and effective can do so by including community engagement in their planning, implementation, and continuing interpretation of progress as well. This guide attempts to share highlights from our process, tools and methods that others might consider for their community engagement.