I am a big fan of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). Their work always inspires me, but the recent announcement of their Give Get Grow Challenge is particularly exciting. While their giving circles in some regions have strategically partnered with community foundations to start donor advised funds as a way to connect the AANHPI community with institutional philanthropy, the Give Get Grow Challenge aims to take the giving circle movement to the next level.
Senior Director of Community Philanthropy, Noelle Ito writes:
“Our Challenge is this – if a community foundation will provide $10,000 of support for one of AAPIP’s Giving Circles to help the local AANHPI community, AAPIP will match it dollar-for-dollar. Suddenly, $10,000 becomes an additional $20,000 to be invested in the local community on top of what the Giving Circles are already raising. Beyond the money, connecting with a local AANHPI Giving Circle creates a lifeline to the community and helps institutions make better informed decisions based on the community that they serve.”
Stay tuned for more stories about this venture that is bringing community foundations and giving circles closer.