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Give2Asia

Local knowledge counts

aka G2A   |   Oakland, CA   |  https://give2asia.org

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen communities throughout Asia by building trusted networks for charitable investment. We envision healthy and prosperous communities supported by an expanded flow of philanthropy and locally-led development. Our work focuses on key issues such as healthcare, the environment, disaster preparedness and relief, and poverty alleviation. We believe that local knowledge counts: Give2Asia has a team of local staff, in-country advisors, and partners in every country where we work, ensuring projects are effective, results are transparent, and grant recipients are accountable.

Ruling year info

2001

President & CEO

Mr. Birger H. Stamperdahl

Main address

2201 Broadway FL 4

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

94-3373670

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

International Economic Development (Q32)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Give2Asia increases the impact of funders and localized programs by providing access to capital and local knowledge so that communities in Asia are more prosperous and sustainable. Give2Asia believes that “local” and “localized” programs offer the best choice when seeking the most impactful projects in Asia. Give2Asia believes that locally-led programs are the most sustainable and deliver the best long-term impact. This is because beneficiary ownership of community solutions helps programs run for a longer time and results in increased ability for change adaptation. Local nonprofits, universities, schools, and other institutions understand the needs and opportunities in the communities where they are based. While in many cases local nonprofits and programs are best suited to create local ownership of a program, “localized” programs by national and international organizations can also be the best solutions depending on the resources and existing relationships available in the comm

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

NGO Disaster Preparedness Program

The NGO Disaster Preparedness Program (NGODPP) promotes local solutions to prepare communities for disasters across the Asia Pacific. By bringing together grassroots nonprofits across eight countries, Give2Asia is fostering innovative local models for mitigating disasters and climate change in Asia’s most vulnerable countries. Learn more about the program and our DisasterLink network at https://disasterlink.give2asia.org/

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Give2Asia's international grantmaking program enables individuals, families and corporate donors seeking to support charitable projects across 23 countries in the Asia-Pacific. Give2Asia's international grantmaking team handles the due diligence, compliance, fund transfers, and project monitoring. In 2020, Give2Asia made more than 500 grants totaling more than US$45 million.

Give2Asia is one of a select number of organizations with permission to fund and manage charitable projects in China under that country’s Overseas Non-Governmental Organization (ONGO) Law. Through our China Representative Office, Give2Asia enables US donors to support trusted charitable organizations. Since 2017, Give2Asia has initiated 160 new projects totaling US$30 million in grants.

Population(s) Served

Give2Asia's Friends Fund program offers Asia-Pacific charities a cost-effective solution to receive tax-deductible gifts from supporters in the United States. Give2Asia provides US donor support and back-office administration, including tax receipts, allowing charities to focus on their mission. American Friends Funds also offer US donors a flexible fundraising tool for their favorite overseas cause. Through our website, Give2Asia helps build visibility for vetted organizations and provides a secure platform for online and offline giving.

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent
Children and youth

Give2Asia works with many of the world's leading corporations to support their employee engagement and charitable investments in Asia. With a trusted network of local experts and consultants across the Asia-Pacific, Give2Asia helps corporate donors identify premier nonprofit partners, build rewarding relationships, and achieve their philanthropic goals in partnership with local communities.

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent
Children and youth

When disasters strike, Give2Asia helps individual and corporate donors make sure their contribution matters. Give2Asia mobilize funds to reach trusted, effective nonprofits in affected communities across the Asia-Pacific. Give2Asia's programming supports immediate relief efforts, long-term recovery, and disaster preparedness and prevention.

Population(s) Served

Give2Asia's Legacy Fund program enables donors to create a charitable legacy for the causes and communities they cherish. A Legacy Fund enables individuals to support programs in perpetuity or for a specific number of years. Donors can contributions up front or through a charitable bequest. Give2Asia commits those funds to their recommended cause and ensures each gift is properly managed over time.

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent
Children and youth
People of Asian descent
Children and youth
People of Asian descent
Children and youth

Give2Asia's Donor-Advised Fund program makes it possible for US donors to support their favorite overseas charitable projects. Donations to a fund are eligible for tax benefits in the US, and donors can recommend grants to one or more charities at their convenience.

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent
Children and youth
People of Asian descent
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Give2Asia makes between 300 to 500 grants per year to local charitable projects in Asia.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Give2Asia is an advised grant-making organization that partly measures its success by how well it mobilizes funding from international philanthropic sources to support Asia-based charitable programs.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Give2Asia works with advised grant making donors. Also, especially in times of disaster, hundred or thousands of online donors support specific causes on the Give2Asia.org site.

Number of fiscal sponsor applicants sponsored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Give2Asia works with Asia-based charitable groups to help them access support from international donors. It currently works with over 250 organizations in this capacity.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Give2Asia's goal is to grow and strengthen Asia's civil society through facilitating transparent and accountable support from US-based donors. Despite Asia's furthered integration with the global economy, many of the countries Give2Asia operates in do not have a robust enough civil society or the necessary frameworks to support entities working to alleviate various issues at the local level. Through the support of international philanthropists, Give2Asia hopes to act as a foundation for which these organizations can grow upon.

Give2Asia empowers locally-led organizations and connects them with international sources of funding for their work. Doing this requires that Give2Asia works with a variety of stakeholders working across sectors, at the local level, while promoting the accountability and transparency needed to work with overseas investors.

Give2Asia has an extensive network of field advisors and local charitable organizations throughout Asia. Further assistance comes from strategic partnerships and relevant experts.

Due to the nature of Give2Asia's work, it is hard to adequately answer this question using any universal standard. Relatively, Give2Asia has helped over 2,500 charitable entities and projects throughout Asia, has coordinated over 40 disaster recovery efforts in places like the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, China, India, and Myanmar. Give2Asia has been instrumental in providing lights for students in rural India, the first ever human trafficking hotline in Mongolia, and access to clean water for schools in Cambodia.

Give2Asia is constantly striving to put itself in a position to better collaborate with other like-minded organizations whose goal is to help improve the livelihoods of communities in Asia, starting from the ground up.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    1. Donors 2. Grant recipients 3. Fiscal sponsorship partners 4. Beneficiaries

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Launched online fundraising center, created partnership to enable grantees to receive donations from Europe, sourced new projects to match donor interests.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Give2Asia

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr George SyCip

Give2Asia

Term: 2016 - 2023

Eugene Hong

VinceraCapital

Narendra Agrawal

Santa Clara University

Carter Tseng

Little Dragon Foundation

David Arnold

The Asia Foundation

William Fuller

Michael Kelly

Squire, Patton & Boggs

Leslie Schilling

Union Square Investments

Yiwen Li

William Taylor

Freda Zietlow

Elisabeth Kvitashvili

Jean Paul Warmoes

KBFUS

Luc Tayart de Borms

King Baudouin Foundation

Ta Lin Hsu

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/19/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.