Asian Pacific Giving







Our Network members include leading national foundations and charitable institutions across the Asia-Pacific region. Together, we offer domestic donors a trusted pathway to make cross-border giving easier and more effective.

Each member maintains its own individual style and cultural identity, bringing the richness of diversity and multiculturalism to the Network.


Discover our network, and click on the country you'd like to connect with directly.



Suite 40, 36-38 Gipps Street Collingwood VIC 3066 AUSTRALIA

+61 3 7036 7843


Hong Kong SAR

2/F, 38 Wong Chuk Hang Road Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong SAR

+852 3963 9639



Shin-Otemachi Bldg #245, 2-2-1 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004



New Zealand

3 MacDonald Crescent PO Box 19120, Marion Square Wellington, New Zealand

+64 4 391 4438


South Korea

6, Jahamun-ro 19-gil, Jongno-gu Seoul, 03035 Rep. of KOREA


A community focused on building cross-border philanthropy within and for the Asia Pacific region.

Why the Network Matters

As wealth increases across the Asia Pacific region, so is philanthropy. The charitable sector is booming, and donors look more and more to the opportunities and challenges facing the whole region.

Our goal is to create a community of national foundations and charitable institutions seeking to grow the amount of private giving that goes overseas.

What We Do

Engaging domestic philanthropy

Each network member has a commitment to engage their donor community to shine a light on cross-border giving opportunities and motivate engagement outside their own borders.

Partnering and collaborating across borders

As members engage with philanthropists, they work with each other to help facilitate the relationship and the success of projects.

Making excellent projects visible

Members share with each other information on powerful programs that they have vetted to trigger interest from across the region.

Fundraising capacity building

Providing domestic charities with training and resources to make their work visible to overseas funders.

Why We Do It

We believe

Interest in cross-border giving is growing and institutions need to be ready to meet demand.

Trust and relationships are key to kick-starting this new wave of cross-border giving.

Existing, trusted institutions are best positioned to give confidence to philanthropists looking across borders.

The knowledge and experience of each member what shared can strengthen every member of the network.

Message from Members

“Australia’s population is culturally and ethnically diverse, with almost half of Australians having a parent born overseas. A network like the Asia-Pacific Giving Network would resonate deeply with our diverse community and connect us to the fastest-growing region in the world. It would allow Australia to participate and benefit from the growing philanthropic momentum in Asia-Pacific.”
Anita Toy
Chief Representative
at Give2Asia Australia
“As Hong Kong is poised to become a major international philanthropic centre in Asia, the Asia Pacific Giving Network will provide opportunities for philanthropic foundations and donors in Hong Kong to support different meaningful causes in Asia-Pacific, other than in HKSAR.”
Minnie Yeung
Chief Representative
at Give2Asia Foundation
“New Zealanders are an incredibly generous nation with a strong philanthropic tradition. We also have many international connections with an increasingly large population of people who were born in other countries and a large diaspora of expatriate Kiwis around the world. The Gift Trust works with a wide range of donors, both within New Zealand and internationally, who have a connection to NZ but often want to spread their generosity to many geographic areas. We are excited to join the Asia-Pacific Giving Network as it will connect our donors to a trusted network and provide them with an efficient borderless giving mechanism.”
Cheryl Spain
Executive Director
at The Gift Trust
“As one of the most disaster-prone countries, natural disaster response is a popular cause for charitable giving in Japan, because we understand what devastating impact natural disasters can have on vulnerable communities. In addition, poverty, loneliness, and isolation of people have become major social problems. At the same time, there is and will be a growing need to tackle issues that transcend national boundaries. Issues such as poverty reduction, humanitarian disasters, and climate change require cross-border partnership and collaboration. A trusted network like the Asia- Pacific Giving Network will enable Japanese donors to accelerate their generosity.”
Kazuho Tsuchiya
Senior Program Coordinator
at Japan NPO Centre
“Republic of Korea continues to engage in diverse economic, political, and cultural exchange with regionally various countries, using soft power as a useful leverage. Since aid to the Asia-Pacific region is considered important to South Korea, the proportion of cross- border giving projects within Asia is the largest. As nations come together to explore solutions and create change through connection, Korea will not only witness the spread of philanthropic culture both domestically and internationally but also experience the impact of living together harmoniously.”
Jin-Ah Kim
Executive Director
at The Beautiful Foundation