Ways to Give

For over 25 years, the Asian Pacific Fund has partnered with individuals and families who care about strengthening the communities they come from. Together, we make meaningful change through our diverse network of high-impact nonprofit organizations and other community-based nonprofits throughout the country.

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. One of the most strategic ways to give is by donating stock that has appreciated for more than a year. You’ll receive a tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock without paying any capital gains tax. For more information, please email development@asianpacificfund.org.


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.

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 Fund

We believe in investing in future community leaders. We do this by partnering with donors to empower Asian and Pacific Islander undergraduate and graduate students from low-income families to pursue their dreams. This program provides financial assistance to hard working and talented students who may otherwise be unable to afford higher education.

To inquire about donating to the scholarship fund, please contact Sue May at 415.395.9985 x300 or sue@asianpacificfund.org.


"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.


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 Gurpreet Tung at gurpreet@asianpacificfund.org.