Federation Honored with 2007 National Leadership in Action Award by W.K. Kellogg Foundation!

On May 1st in Seattle, Washington, the Federation, (along with four other nonprofits: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates; Associated Black Charities of Maryland; First Nations Development Institute; and Hispanics in Philanthropy), will be receiving the 2007 National Leadership in Action Award by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (the ‘Foundation’).

In 2004, the Foundation established the National Leadership in Action Award to recognize, celebrate, and promote outstanding philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. The award is designed to honor innovative approaches to connecting resources of time, money, and know-how to the philanthropic work of communities of color. 

The Foundation is committed to encouraging broad participation in philanthropy – by elevating innovative leadership practices within all populations, and by expanding the traditional view of the meaning of philanthropy

Each year, the Foundation chooses 5 award recipients to each receive a monetary award of distinction for their work in broadening philanthropic initiatives.  The groups also receive a commissioned piece of art work created by artists from differing ethnic backgrounds.

Since 2003, the Federation’s philanthropy initiative, A New Heritage of Giving has been educating donors, creating volunteer opportunities and encouraging the growth of an inspired strategic community of investors for Asian American causes.  Last year, the Federation underwent a strategic plan to reprioritize its mission and create more giving options and programs to better serve its donor network.  This new plan places a higher priority on generating resources through individual philanthropy to increase funding for our Asian American Community Fund as well as grow a substantial endowment.  

And with the creation of AsiaNextGen, a giving circle in 2004, the Federation continues to help raise awareness of community needs and promote charitable giving across all generations and at all giving levels. 

The Federation is extremely thankful to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for its acknowledgement and support of our philanthropic initiatives.  Their recognition of our work is such a tremendous encouragement as we continue to help connect community assets with community needs.  



*Information on giving vehicles and how to create a named field of interest fund coming soon!