The Asia Foundation

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The Asia Foundation is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. In an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world, they believe that a peaceful and engaged Asia is of critical global importance.

With a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC, they bring together leaders, influencers, and innovators to address the many critical development issues affecting Asia in the 21st century. Their work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthening governance, empowering women, expanding economic opportunity, increasing environmental resilience, and promoting regional cooperation. A particular strength is their ability to navigate Asia’s political context for reform and development. Engaging longstanding and ever-expanding networks, nurturing new talent and rising young leaders, and drawing on deep regional knowledge, The Asia Foundation play a catalytic role in advancing Asia’s development and social progress.

With your support, The Asia Foundation is creating a future in which innovation, good governance, and sustainability define the Asia-Pacific region. Learn more at