The Asia Foundation improves lives, expands opportunities, and helps societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance pathbreaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.
Working in China since 1979, the Asia Foundation has provided financial support and technical assistance to a broad range of Chinese partners — including universities, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and government institutions.Priority areas for programming include:
Through its Books for Asia program, the Foundation has, since 1980, supplied more than 3.8 million English-language books and journals to colleges, universities, and public libraries across China.
The Asia Foundation has been partnering with nongovernmental organizations, universities, government agencies and research centers across the Asia Pacific region since 1954. It now has 17 offices in Asia and funds regional and country level projects.