The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is committed to a peaceful, just, and thriving Asia.

LocationNorth America

Issue AreaWomen & Girls

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Our Mission

The Asia Foundation improves lives, expands opportunities, and helps societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia.

The Need

Asia continues to face critical issues that threaten the aspirations of billions. Communities remain impacted by rising inequality, unprecedented urban migration, pervasive subnational conflicts, violence against women, technological transformation, climate change, and environmental degradation.

The Solution

With a 70-year track record, through our offices in 19 countries and direct programs, we engage government leaders and partner with local NGOs to achieve good governance, empower women, expand inclusive economic growth, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation in Asia.

Our Impact

In 2020, our impacts include: $78.6 million in direct program support, $5 million of educational materials distributed, 176 good governance programs, 95 women’s empowerment programs, 67 inclusive economic growth programs, 27 environment & climate action programs, 57 regional cooperation programs.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote international cooperation.

Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through its 19 offices across Asia Pacific and Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Internationally recognized for our commitment to the region’s development, we bring together local individuals, communities, and governments who are shaping Asia’s future. Our approach is nuanced and multi-dimensional. A particular strength is our ability to navigate Asia’s political context for reform and development. Engaging our longstanding and ever-expanding networks, nurturing new talent and rising young leaders, and drawing on our deep regional knowledge, we play a catalytic role in advancing Asia’s development and social progress.

Our work remains as urgent and relevant today as was when we were established in 1954. Asia continues to face critical issues that threaten the aspirations of billions. Communities remain impacted by the lack of access to justice, rising inequality, pervasive subnational conflicts, challenges of urbanization, violence against women, and a closing space for civil society. Left unaddressed, these challenges threaten Asia’s many political and economic gains and undermine its future prospects.

Learn more about the issues central to The Asia Foundation’s programs and impacts.

About this Organization

LocationNorth America
Issue AreaWomen & Girls

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $420 million of charitable grants across 23 countries. Give2Asia is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California with offices in Beijing and in-country experts across the Asia-Pacific region.