Annual Report 2017
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.
Our approach is unique. To create change, we work at the highest levels of public policy, where discourse is shaped to change discriminatory laws and policies that disproportionately affect marginalized populations, and at the grassroots level, to support local communities engaged in action.
In 2017, we increased opportunities by providing $83.7 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $8.7 million while maintaining a low administrative ratio of 13 percent.
Asia as a region fully exemplifies the changes occurring across the globe–rapid urbanization, environmental challenges, population movements, dramatic shifts in the job market, exploding use of technology, the empowerment of previously marginalized groups, and impatience with ineffective leadership and institutions. Read more »
Message from the Chairman & President
The Asia Foundation has long been recognized for its ability to convene changemakers—individuals, organizations, and policymakers who are shaping Asia’s future—and to be the catalyst for creative solutions to the most critical challenges facing Asia. Read more »