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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Economic Development, International Relief, Microfinance

Mission: We deliver world-class services that enable transformative philanthropy for Asia. We combine exceptional stewardship with comprehensive, on-the-ground knowledge to promote actions benefiting Asian communities.

Results: Since 2001, we have raised $150 million for local Asia-based charitable group. Our largest areas of funding are health, education and disaster response. In 2008, Give2Asia was the second largest US donor to the Sichuan earthquake, granting $16.9 million to local communities affected by the disaster. China and India are the two largest recipients of our grant dollars, with each receiving an average of 1/3 of total giving each year.

Target demographics: Growth of civil society in Asia supported by international philanthropy.

Geographic areas served: Asia-Pacific region

Programs: There are many challenges to supporting charitable organizations in Asia. Some barriers are legal - US tax laws do not provide incentives for donating directly overseas. Other challenges involve access to information and reliable financial management. Give2Asia eliminates these obstacles by providing a complete US-Asia grantmaking solution. Through its partnership with The Asia Foundation, Give2Asia donors benefit from the Foundation's 46 years of grantmaking experience and its network of 15 offices in Asia. We offer1. Professional grantmaking2. Tax deductibility3. Due Diligence and accountability4. Access to information and special events

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Rating: 5

Give2Asia works closely with donors to steward philanthropic interests and directs funding to the most effective and impactful groups doing charitable work in 23 Asian countries as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan . Give2Asia has staff in every country it works in to ensure that every dollar, of every donation is accounted for. In 2013, Give2Asia made over US$30 million in grants to 324 projects in Asia that ranged from disaster recovery efforts in Japan, to literacy programs in India. When looking to make philanthropic investments in Asia, Give2Asia actively looks for local small-to-medium enterprises that are embedded in the communities they support. Give2Asia believes that there is no substitute for local knowledge. For more detail on what types of projects Give2Asia funds and where funding is concentrated, please visit www.give2asia.org/ataglance

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