Founded by Jerry and James Pi in 2003, the J&K Pi Family Foundation is a success story of the American Dream. Jerry and James believe strongly in giving back to the community and providing opportunities to others. In the years since inception, the Foundation has grown into one of the largest private Asian-American family foundations in New York City. Both Jerry and James take pride in taking a pro-active role in promoting social, cultural, and economic growth.
The Pi Family has contributed to over 100 charities and raised over $15 million since inception. Both Jerry and James strongly believe in the necessity to give back to the community and to help improve the many societal and economic challenges in New York City. The Foundations operates with minimum expenses and no overhead administrative staffing expenses. The Pi Family believes all contributions should be made directly to serve the purpose of philanthropies for maximum effectiveness and use.
The Foundation funds programs that are comprehensive, community-based and preventive in nature. The scope of programs funded include racial and ethnic respect, social peace, cultural understanding, anti-discrimination, senior services, dedication to the health and sciences and improved standard of living. The Foundation believes that these objectives can be achieved only through the fullest implementation of social, economic, political, civil and cultural rights for all people.
The Pi Family Foundation funds mainly U.S.-based Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. The primary geographic scope of coverage will be the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.
The Foundation generally gives both one-year grants and multi-year grants. All multi-year grants are subject to annual review and ethical compliance. The Pi Family Foundation expects all non-profit partners to operate in a professional, constructive and ethical business manner. Grants may be postponed or rescinded anytime should the non-profits fail to maintain a high standard of excellence and business integrity. Grants generally range from $5,000 and up, but smaller grants may be available.
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell
China Aids Fund
National Taiwan Ocean University
CPC Queens Nan Shan Senior Center
$50,000 to $200,000
American Cancer Society
National Women's League of NY
New York Downtown Hospital
Chinese-American Planning Council
Garden of Hope
National Kidney Foundation
New York Queens Hospital
$25,000 to $75,000
Asian American Federation
Asian American Business Dev. Center
Child Center of New York
Chess In The Schools
Chinese Cancer Memorial Foundation
Committee of 100
Ellis Island Honor Society
Life Education Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Organization of Chinese-Americans NY
Queens Center for Progress
Tzu Chi Foundation