January 2019 

"Fears and prejudices directed against minority communities are too easy to evoke and exaggerate, often to serve the political agendas of those who promote those fears. I know what it is like to be at the other end of such scapegoating and how difficult it is to clear one’s name after unjustified suspicions are endorsed as fact by the government....[N]o one should ever be locked away simply because they share the same race, ethnicity, or religion as a spy or terrorist. If that principle was not learned from the internment of Japanese Americans, then these are very dangerous times for our democracy.”  - Fred T. Korematsu, civil rights activist (January 30 is Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution)

AAPIP Statement on
Racial Equity in Philanthropy

Dear AAPIP Community,

Since our founding in 1990, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) has been dedicated to building democratic philanthropy to advance racial equity. AAPIP has continually worked from an intersectional racial justice perspective that informs and motivates our initiatives, campaigns, programs and partnerships both at the National level and through our ten Chapters. In the fall of 2018, AAPIP’s national leadership network met to reaffirm our racial equity values and shared commitment to intersectional racial justice. AAPIP’s Statement on Racial Equity in Philanthropy articulates long-standing principles that have guided our work as an identity-based affinity group of, by, and for people who identify as AAPI and fellow allies in the broader fight for racial equity....
Read Our Statement

What We're Reading

We've been compiling a resource supplement for our racial equity statement. Here are a few examples. If you have any resources you'd like to share, please email

Save the Date

May 21, New York: Join us at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice for this special one-day leadership summit bringing together funders and national AAPI leaders in policy, advocacy, and organizing. 

November 18-21, Seattle: CHANGE Philanthropy will host the 2019 UNITY Summit in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest. COMING SOON: Call for Session Ideas (March) and Early Bird Registration (April)


New York  Managing Director of Investments (The Wallace Foundation)

Los Altos  Program Officer (The David and Lucile Packard Foundation)

Palo Alto  Program Officer (Heising-Simons Foundation)

Los Angeles  Program Associate (Conrad N. Hilton Foundation)
Arlington  Program Manager (Weissberg Foundation) 

Battle Creek   Communications Officer (W.K. Kellogg Foundation)

San Francisco  Senior Program Officer (The Libra Foundation)

New York  Program Assistant, Racial Justice (Trinity Wall Street)
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