The South Asian Philanthropy Project

  • IL



United States

About Us

Welcome to the South Asian Philanthropy Project! SAPP is a forum that inspires South Asian Americans to become more involved in philanthropy and volunteering. Through SAPP, we wanted to avoid duplicating the efforts of existing charities; instead, we will form a network of resources and stimulate dialogue among South Asians in the diaspora.

It is our hope that this project will result in more South Asians donating resources, volunteering, and serving on charity boards. Eventually, we envision working with private and community foundations as well as charities to offer training workshops for donors, have roundtables with charities, and hold group events for civically-engaged South Asians.

By getting involved in this forum, South Asians like us will be a more powerful part of our communities. And, our talents and resources will contribute to great causes like education, fighting domestic violence, and promoting the arts.

We hope you’ll get involved in the conversations happening on our blog, use the resources we’ve compiled in your own research, and learn more about the work of organizations in our community.