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What is Community Philanthropy?
AAPIP seeks to increase, encourage and facilitate giving by and for individuals in Asian Americans/Pacific Islander communities. AAPIP’s goal is to grow and demonstrate new models of philanthropy. AAPIP’s community philanthropy is currently comprised of regional giving circles and the National Donor Circle.
What is a Giving Circle?A giving circle is a group of volunteers raising, pooling and granting money together. Giving circles allow for a wide range of giving style, philosophy and values. Some giving circle members just donate money while others volunteer their time, skills and expertise in the organizations their giving circle funds. Giving circles also provide social networks, leadership development, peer support and learning among its members.
AAPIP incubated giving circles to support and engage individual Asian American and Pacific Islanders as donors. Since 2005, over 600 AAPI donors have pooled their money and time to award close to $600,000 to 70 API non-profit organizations. AAPIP will continue to provide technical assistance, training, leverage philanthropic resources, convening and provide leadership to giving circles as a commitment to growing philanthropy within the community, from the grassroots.
Learn About Giving Circles
Visit the Asian Pacific Community Fund’s website for full details: http://apcf.org/index.php/news
The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) in partnership with Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is seeking nominations for young individuals and organizations that have exemplified outstanding support for the Asian Pacific Islander community through their leadership and philanthropic efforts.
Two individuals and two organizations will receive awards. All nominees will be recognized. The awards will be presented at the 2nd Annual Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Recognition Awards to be held in early March. Completed nomination packages must be received by 5:00 P.M., Monday, January 25, 2010.
Apply online, or send all forms by mail to:
ATTN: ELP Recognition Awards, 1145 Wilshire Blvd. 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017, or by fax to: (213) 624-6406.
For more information about the Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Recognition Awards, contact Kristina Ramos, Marketing Associate of the Asian Pacific Community Fund, at (213) 624-6400 x4
More information available at Asian Pacific Community Fund’s website http://apcf.org/index.php/news
One of our NGEC OFP leaders, Katie Ka Vang of CHAT, was featured by Bao Phi, performance poet and community organizer/ activist. He was asked to start a blog called “The Blaog” for the the Strib – a large MN mainstream paper.
In addition to other recent events he’s covered, there’s a new feature called Asian Americans: My First Protest, where he features Asian Americans and their first protest experience.
Share your own story, and check out the The Blaog!
My First Protest- Featured: Sahra Nguyen, Michelle Myers, and Katie Ka Vang
More about Bao Phi: Performance poet, community activist
“Bao Phi has been a performance poet since 1991. A two-time Minnesota Grand Slam champion and a National Poetry Slam finalist, Bao Phi has appeared on HBO Presents Russell Simmons Def Poetry, and a poem of his appeared in the 2006 Best American Poetry anthology. Read more about Bao Phi.”
FREE (donations are welcome!)
November 5, 2009 | Registration Begins 6:30 PM | Event 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
United Way Bldg., Rm. 105
1922 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
” LGBT issues are API issues. Find out how immigration and marriage equality affect our communities and how conversations about these issues are lost in translation.
Panel includes representatives from API Equality, Out4Immigration and Song That Radio. For more information or to RSVP, go to www.firstthursdays.org”
South Bay First Thursdays is a monthly dinner series for people in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors interested in Asian American & Pacific Islander (AA&PI) community issues and service opportunities. Our mission is to foster a sense of community and understanding through educational events, focusing on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Photo caption from LA Times: “Shops cater to the estimated 50,000 Cambodian Americans in Long Beach. Activists want businesses, through an improvement district, to pay for signs, increased security, street cleaning and landscaping in a bid to attract tourists. (Christina House / For The Times / October 24, 2009)”