Act Now! Here’s your list of APIA charities for #GivingTuesday!


You’ve heard of Black Friday. You’ve heard of Cyber Monday. But, you may not have heard of Giving Tuesday. Launched last year, Giving Tuesday (or #GivingTuesday, for all you Twerps) is a collaboration between thousands of charities to create an unofficial national day of giving.

That’s right – a day to celebrate the true spirit of the holiday season. Not 25% off televisions, or 50% off domain name registration; no, Giving Tuesday is a call to think about someone else and to do just a little bit to make this world a little bit better. And, in its inaugural year, Giving Tuesday managed to raise nearly $10 million in donations, a nearly 50% increase in giving compared to years before this event was organized.

This year, more than 8000 local and national charities are again coming together to participate in Giving Tuesday.

Here’s your list of Asian American efforts and links to either their organization homepages, or their #GivingTuesday campaigns. Please consider making a donation:

National / Civil Rights

National / Healthcare

National / Labour Rights

National / Youth Development

National / History & Arts

Local (General Advocacy)

Local / Healthcare

Local / Youth Development

Special Events

  • 3rd Annual Holiday Gala | National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP): winter charity fundraiser to benefit underprivileged & immigrant kids during the holidays, December 12th, 7-11pm, San Francisco, CA

If you know of an APIA organization participating in Giving Tuesday that has been left off this list, please leave a comment and I will update this post.

Updated 11:27am  – Reorganized list to categorize. Added Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center!

Updated 2:25pm – Added many new orgs!

Updated 3:30pm – Added NAAAP’s holiday gala to benefit underprivileged children!

Updated 3:51pm – Added several national organizations (and more coming when I get a chance to cross-reference with those listed here), and Apex for Youth, a local NYC-based organization.

Updated 4:22pm – Added more national orgs, and tweeted out. Need to take a break for work; back to it in a bit!

Just a quick clarification: this listed started as all organizations I found registered with the #GivingTuesday campaign, however, due to overwhelming interest has now expanded to become a more comprehensive list of APIA organizations (regardless of their explicit participation in #GivingTuesday or not). As a comprehensive list of APIA-centric charities, I know this list is incomplete; please help me fill in the gaps over the course of today!

Updated 6:00pm – Okay, finished cross-referencing with all members of the National Council for Asian Pacific Americans. Thanks for your patience!

Updated 12/4/2013 – Added East-West Players!

Updated 12/17/2013 – Added Kearny Street Workshop!

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