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What's Happening on the Forefront of Asian American Philanthropy?

Asian Americans make up a relatively small percentage of the American population as a whole, but that percentage has been rising rapidly. Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, the nation’s Asian American population rose by over 43 percent. Stereotypes of a “model minority” aside, this group is also exceedingly diverse. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) trace their origins to dozens of countries and cultural backgrounds, and their income levels vary widely — more than many people appreciate—including pockets of serious urban poverty.


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