Ways to Give

For over 20 years, the Asian Pacific Fund has partnered with individuals and families who care about strengthening the communities they come from. We work closely with you to discover your passions and bring your charitable goals to life. Together, we make meaningful change through our diverse network of high-impact nonprofit organizations.

When you partner with us to achieve your philanthropic objectives, we provide you with the flexibility to choose the method of giving that best fits your needs.

"This process gives me great satisfaction and challenges me. In order to achieve impact, you need to find a match with an organization that's versatile, dynamic and sensitive to the donor's passion and goals. The Fund demonstrates the qualities that I look for." - Loretta Huahn

“To achieve impact, you need an organization that’s versatile, dynamic and sensitive to the donor’s passion and goals.”                                – Loretta Huahn

 

PERSONALIZE YOUR GIVING

Donor Advised Funds

For individuals and families interested in active involvement in philanthropy, we offer the option of establishing a Donor Advised Fund. We can introduce you to organizations or issue areas that align with your passions, or you can designate grants to organizations already close to your heart.

While you are not required to distribute grants by year-end, you are eligible for a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of your contribution to your Fund in the year it is made. Through a Donor Advised Fund you can also avoid the expense and administrative burden of establishing a private foundation. Click here to learn more.

 

 

Dado and Maria Banatao

“Having grown up in a rural area of the Philippines, I know how education can transform lives because it transformed mine.”                   – Dado & Maria Banatao

 

 

Scholarship Funds

We partner with donors to empower undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their dreams. We work with you to tailor your scholarship program to reflect your personal interests, whether that may be funding students from low-income backgrounds or a certain ethnicity, or funding study in a particular area of focus such as engineering or journalism.

 

To inquire about setting up a scholarship fund, please contact Sue May at 415.395.9985 x300 or sue@asianpacificfund.org.

 

 

MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT

To maximize the impact of your contribution, we invite you to consider supporting one of our existing efforts to support our most vulnerable community members.

Community Impact Funds

One of the Fund’s most important areas of impact is our discretionary grant making. The focus of our grants is shaped by feedback from our affiliates and the evolving needs of our community. Currently, our two Community Impact Funds are our Capacity Building and Civic Engagement Initiative and our Pathways to Citizenship Initiative.

Leadership Awards Programs

In addition to grant making, the Fund recognizes current and future leaders through its awards programs that any individual donor is welcome to support. One of our signature programs, Growing Up Asian in America, gives youth an opportunity to express what it’s like to grow up both Asian and American through art, essay and video. We also present awards in two areas where Asian Americans have yet to fully make their mark: higher education and philanthropy. Our Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award and Leadership in Philanthropy Award are presented at our annual gala.

 

To inquire about supporting one of our existing initiatives, please contact Audrey Yamamoto at 415.395.9985 x100 or audrey@asianpacificfund.org.

 

LEAVE A LEGACY

"You think I helped you, but you helped me. Now I don't have to worry. The trust gives me income to take care of myself and my husband." - Pat & C.K. Chow

“You think I helped you, but you helped me. Now I don’t have to worry – the trust gives me income to take care of myself and my husband.”
Pat & C.K. Chow

Make a lasting difference for the Bay Area’s future generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders through your estate plan. 

Charitable Remainder Trusts

If you are interested in giving charitably but also desire a steady income through retirement, a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) may be right for you. A CRT produces income for the donor or a designated beneficiary (such as a parent or other family member), and the charitable use of the remaining trust assets, after death, is determined by the donor. Creating a CRT is an effective way to diversify assets and defer or avoid significant capital gains tax when you have a highly-appreciated asset.

Bequests

You may bequeath money, a percentage of an estate or an asset to the Asian Pacific Fund. We will work with you to create a lasting legacy, whether directed to a specific cause or unrestricted, and in your memory or in memory of a loved one.

 

To inquire about options to leave a legacy gift, please contact Audrey Yamamoto at 415.395.9985 x100 or audrey@asianpacificfund.org.