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The Asia Foundation is the premier nonprofit organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise throughout the region, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century – governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation.

The Asia Foundation is helping to create a future in which innovation, good governance, and sustainability define the Asia-Pacific region. With your support we can further this vision and strengthen our impact over the coming years.


Asia Foundation Annual Fund

Gifts to The Asia Foundation Annual Fund are critical to our annual operations and programs. They sustain our investment in the long-term relationships built over decades in each of our country offices, providing the convening power to make a difference on the issues that matter most. Annual Fund support ensures that we have the flexibility to respond to changing conditions on the ground with the speed and creativity required to have a significant impact.

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Women's Empowerment Fund

The Women’s Empowerment Fund gives women the tools to become powerful forces for positive change in their own lives, in their families, and in their communities. Your support addresses the most critical needs of women and girls in Asia, including: expanding economic opportunities; increasing legal rights; combating human trafficking; ending violence against women; promoting women’s political participation; and providing girls and women an education.

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Books for Asia Fund

Books change lives. When you support the Books for Asia Fund you are empowering children with literacy, creating opportunities for higher learning, and educating future leaders in 19 countries, from Afghanistan to Vietnam. Books crackle with ideas and theories—they shape and hone young people’s imaginations, critical thinking skills, and their understanding of the world, and are powerful tools to combat poverty and inspire positive, long-lasting change.

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Development Fellows Fund

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program identifies, nurtures, trains, and supports the next generation of leaders across Asia in their efforts to build a more peaceful, prosperous, and open Asia-Pacific region. Gifts to the Development Fellows Fund can support key components of the program or sponsor Development Fellows from particular countries or fields.

Venture Fund

Gifts to the Venture Fund fuel cutting-edge interventions throughout Asia; from Myanmar’s first-ever civic hackathon to aerial mapping of Ulaanbaatar’s underserved communities, we are committed to nurturing innovations with the potential to transform lives across Asia.

Endowment Fund

Gifts to the Endowment Fund provide for the long-term future of the Foundation and ensure that initiatives launched today can weather the challenges of tomorrow. Donors to the Endowment Fund understand that impact doesn’t happen overnight, and that the caliber of our work is dependent on long-term stability.

Legacy Giving and Haydn Williams Legacy Society

You can play a vital role in the future of Asia and The Asia Foundation by making a gift through your estate. Legacy donors are invited to join the Haydn Williams Legacy Society named in honor of the Foundation’s longest serving president whose bold and decisive leadership steered the Foundation through a period of dynamic change and growth.

Learn more

Online giving is safe and easier than ever; however, if you would prefer sending your donation by mail, please make checks payable to The Asia Foundation with the name of the fund written on the memo line and mail to the following address:

The Asia Foundation
Resource Development
465 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104-1804

Matching gifts are an easy way to double – or even triple – your support! Ask your HR department if your company will match your donation.