180 Reasons to Give this Holiday Season

This year there is no reason you can't support causes and local groups in countries across Asia. Give2Asia has partnered with over 2,000 Asia-based charitable groups, and this year 180 pre-vetted groups are featured at Give2Asia.org for online giving.

Explore all 180 projects online:

  1. Click here to start exploring.
  2. The site lets you choose country and issue areas that you care about.
  3. Press search and click on the logos that appear for the groups that interest you.
  4. See and read the overviews of projects that match your interests.
  5. Make US tax-deductible donations online to support their work.

Need more information on a particular group?

Please contact us at info@give2asia.org. We are happy to share details on groups you are interested in. If you don't find organizations that match your interest, let us know that too!




The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)

Founder of Afghan Institute of Learning, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi was recently awarded the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Prize for Education, widely regarded as the equivalent to a Nobel Prize in education. Since the 1990s, Dr. Yacoobi and her organization have worked to promote education for women inside of Afghanistan.


Phare Ponleu Selpak (Cambodia)

Phare Cambodian Circus recently completed their first ever US tour including a performance at the Give2Asia Ignite and Inspire Gala in San Francisco. All performers learned their skills through PharePonleu Selpak (PPS), an organization providing arts education in Battambang, Cambodia. Young people from the streets, orphans, and struggling families in the community come to PPS to learn, express, and heal themselves through the arts. 


Local Development Foundation (Thailand)

San Francisco writer/director Leo Maselli has been working for a few years with our Fiscal Sponsorship partner Local Development Foundation (LDF) in Thailand, on a film project called Reviving the Rice Mother. The film documents climate change adaptation techniques along the Mekong River in order to ensure that rice farmers are aware of new approaches and more efficient tools. The film recently won first place at the Scary Cow Film Festival in San Francisco. 
See the trailer for "Reviving the Rice Mother".


Raking Leaves (Sri Lanka)

In September, Raking Leaves held a Kickstarter campaign through the Art Basel Initiative, which successfully reached its goal of $28,000. A current Give2Asia partner, Raking Leaves is an independent publisher founded in 2008 to encourage and promote contemporary art and artists in Sri Lanka.

The  project will produce the A-Z of Conflict, an examination of conflict and language, using the letters of the three major spoken languages: Sinhala, English, and Tamil. A-Z of Conflict features 563 new works from nine artists with differing backgrounds, language skills, and styles, representing various ethnic groups in Sri Lanka - from native speakers, diaspora articles, as well as pre- and post-generation.  2,000 copies of A-Z of Conflict will be published spring 2016.