The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation. Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC.
Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2017, we provided $83.7 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $8.7 million.
Friends of The Asia Foundation (FOTAF) was established in 2004 to support The Asia Foundation’s programs in Korea. FOTAF provides The Asia Foundation’s Korea office financial and advisory support, particularly focusing on Korea’s international relations, its role in development in the Asian region, and programs that will support constructive engagement with North Korea for the ultimate goal of a peaceful Korean unification.