Give2Asia Announces China Representative Office Registration

Give2Asia is excited to announce that we are now registered in China! We are getting ready for a new set of grants to mainland China and we thank everyone who helped to make this possible. Please see news of this registration in today's press release below.

July 11, 2017

Mariam Hosseini, Give2Asia, mhosseini@give2asia.org1-415-967-6320

Give2Asia Announces Successful

China Representative Office Registration

While there are more than 7,000 foreign NGOs operating in China, less than 150 have registered as of July 1, 2017

BEIJING -- On June 30, 2017, Give2Asia became the latest overseas non-governmental organization (NGO) to successfully register in China under a new law that went into effect on January 1, 2017. Give2Asia obtained Representative Office registration with the Beijing Public Security Bureau, making it one of the first philanthropic service organizations to have successfully registered under the new law to date.

The Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland of China, known as the China Overseas NGO Management Law, requires all overseas NGOs to get the approval of a professional supervisory unit (PSU) from an officially released PSU list and register anew with public security authorities before conducting activities within China. Give2Asia is pleased to announce that its PSU is the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). Give2Asia will conduct its work in mainland China within the framework of the law and under the guidance and supervision of its PSU.  

“Give2Asia serves as a vital resource for building philanthropic partnerships that benefit Chinese society.” said Birger Stamperdahl, Give2Asia President & CEO. “With our strong leadership and team in Beijing, Give2Asia is looking forward to expanding its impact as a partner of CPAFFC.”

Give2Asia’s Representative Office registration names Ms. Xiao Rong as Give2Asia’s Country Representative. Under her leadership, Give2Asia in China will partner with Chinese charities on projects in the areas of education, health, environment, disaster management, livelihood, community services, traditional culture preservation, social development, and women and children.

“Give2Asia is honored to have received this registration from the Beijing Public Security Bureau and to be in partnership with the CPAFFC,” said Xiao Rong, Vice President, China Country Representative at Give2Asia. “Give2Asia’s impact is based on the strong work of its extraordinary Chinese partners. Going forward, we are excited to serve as a responsible and trusted bridge between philanthropists and those in need.”

Give2Asia will also provide philanthropic consulting services to international donors and corporations. As an expansion of its role, Give2Asia plans to support overseas exchange programs with the goal of increasing both development in China and regional development in Asia.

Since its founding in 2001, Give2Asia has granted over US$ 300 million in Asia, building a network of over 2,000 grant recipients and 15,000 donors in 25 locations. By building lasting connections between international donors and charitable programs in Asia, Give2Asia has established a long history of fostering trust in and accountability for philanthropy.

Give2Asia has worked in China since its founding, partnering with about 300 local Chinese organizations, including foundations, governmental organizations, NGOs, and universities. Over 880 projects funding US$ 77 million have been supported in China alone. After the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, Give2Asia raised US$ 16 million towards disaster relief and recovery, making it the second largest donor in the United States.

For additional comments, the following experts from Give2Asia can be reached at:

Birger Stamperdahl, President & CEO
+1 415-967-6330

Xiao Rong, Vice President, China Country Representative
+86-10-8565 6682

Lunch & Learn with Greening Australia on July 12th

We are excited to welcome Greening Australia’s CEO Brendan Foren and Director of Development Jonathan Duddles to Give2Asia for a Lunch and Learn event on Wednesday, July 12 at 12pm.

 During this event, we will be hearing from Brendan and Jonathan about their Reef Aid program. The program works with local farming communities and indigenous owners to restore degraded wetlands, eroded rivers, and gullies to improve water quality on the Great Barrier Reef. This initiative is replicable across Asia and the world.  

Greening Australia began in 1982 and has a Mission to conserve and restore landscapes at scale through collaborative, science-based and innovative conservation programs. As Australia’s largest conservation nonprofit, they believe that people thrive when nature thrives. Australia has one of the most diverse collections of animals and plants in the world and Greening Australia has several other Conservation projects such as Grassy Groundcover Restoration, Living Mortlock, WildEyre and Tasmanian Midlands.

All of these programs follow Greening Australia’s strategic plan called “Conservation without Borders.” This plan is set to remove the barriers that can sometimes get in the way of effective large-scale conservation in Australia. This plan involves removing barriers from within their organization as well as those between public and private lands, state and territory borders, competing environmental organizations and different sectors of the community.

We are looking forward to having Greening Australia in our San Francisco offices next week!

  • Date and time: Wednesday, July 12 at noon
  • Location: Give2Asia, 600 California Street, 11th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Seats are limited and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, July 10.


About Brendan: Before joining Greening Australia, Brendan was the Corporate Affairs Manager – Eastern States for Alcoa of Australia, one of Greening Australia’s key national partners. Brendan holds an MBA and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management from the University of Ballarat.

About Jonathan: Jonathan began his Greening Australia career in 1999 and has been CEO in Tasmania and Victoria. He led the design, fundraising and development of the Sustainability Learning Centre in Tasmania and led the team focused on restoration in the Tasmanian Midlands biodiversity hotspot. Jonathan has a Bachelor of Engineering and holds qualifications in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development.