Imagine Initiative

Asian American Futures is proud to launch the Imagine Initiative, a bold new effort to create a vibrant space for the next generation of Asian American donors and philanthropists – to connect, learn, and deepen investment in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)  organizations that are spearheading change. 

The Imagine Initiative follows three years of innovative grantmaking through the Gold Futures Challenge (GFC) and multiple convenings with next gen philanthropists in 2023. Our efforts culminated in an enlightening revelation: that by fostering a space for Asian American next gen donors to learn, connect, and feel seen, heard, empowered, and united, we can inspire and unlock the untapped potential of funding and empower AAPI organizations to thrive for many years to come.

This moment – in which AAPI communities are the most quickly growing demographic in the country and have a pivotal role to play in shaping our shared future – requires creativity and action. Moreover, with the projected multigenerational wealth transfer in the U.S. totaling $84.4 trillion, and $11.9 trillion being donated to nonprofits between 2021 and 2045, we aim to seize this opportunity to strengthen the investment in our leaders and communities to catalyze sustainable change. 

The Imagine Initiative will offer creative programming and a community of peers to support next gen AAPI donors to identify their values and vision, and inspire a long lasting commitment to AAPI-focused philanthropy. We will share more details as we embark upon this exciting new journey.  

Special thanks to Gold House for being a partner in this initiative.

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Your support is instrumental in paving the way for a brighter tomorrow for countless generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. By joining hands with us, you contribute to a more inclusive and empowered future. Thank you for considering becoming a part of this crucial journey.

Thank you for your interest in the Gold Futures Challenge program. At this time, we are not inviting applications for 2024.

In 2024, we are taking time to reflect on lessons learned and to honor feedback and insights from our community partners. We intend to remain focused on creating intentional and strategic investments in AAPI-serving organizations and building communities and partnerships to support this work.

With gratitude for your trust and partnership, we look forward to sharing the evolution!