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Harvard Ash Center: China Philanthropy Project

  • Global Leaders in Philanthropy Program which will pursue a number of research projects -- including China's Most Generous, and a host of other research variables related to philanthropists and recipients. The Center will also convene a philanthropist workshop and an executive education program for foundation staff to disseminate the findings of such research.








Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)

  • 2013: Philanthropic Case Study: The Civic Engagement Fund for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, & South Asian Communities: https://aapip.org/publications/philanthropic-case-study-the-civic-engagement-fund-for-arab-middle-eastern-muslim-south
  • 2015: A Call to Action: Aligning Public and Private Investments in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities: https://aapip.org/publications/a-call-to-action-aligning-public-and-private-investments-in-asian-american-native

For Philanthropists








Southern California Grantmakers: Philanthropy California

  • Funded by the California Community Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Parker Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and the Weingart Foundation.
  • A statewide project, The Real Cost Project (now “Full Cost Project”), in partnership with Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers, explored how best to support grantmakers in developing new grantmaking practices based on what it really costs nonprofit organizations to deliver outcomes.

For Professionals








The Vaid Group: The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color

  • Funded by Ford Foundation.
  • A landscape analysis to understand high net worth (HNW) donors of color, e.g. their priorities, interests and experiences.
  • The POC Donor Collaborative over the next two years, including interviewing 100 individual HNW people of color.