DONATE NOW!  And Thank You to All Our 2016 Supporters!
  • Donate now!  While we closed our 2016 by raising $71K and exceeding our $50K goal, the New Year has begun, and our goal is to raise $1M in 2017
  • Any donation large or small will make a difference. Your gift will benefit and empower communities through our programs below for teachers, students, young professionals, women entrepreneurs, and the general public.
  • Our mission is to deepen cross-cultural understanding and trust between the citizens of the U.S. and China — this mission is now more important than ever.
  • Ways You Can Donate
    We are grateful that you are considering giving to the 1990 Institute. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the 1990 Institute are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Our tax ID number is 94-3112912.

    • Donate by credit or debit card via PaalFacebook, and others

    • Checks may be mailed to:
      The 1990 Institute
      Attn: AF
      P.O. Box 383
      San Francisco, CA

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Annual Fund



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  • By making a donation to 1990 Institute’s Annual Fund, you will help us expand our impact through:

    • Grow our public programs including our Speaker Series and cultural events
    • Strengthen our operations and expand our staff
    • Develop more exchange opportunities with our China counterparts
  • CHINA NOW & THE FUTURE | speaker series & cultural events
    Our program for the general public brings together experts, artists, and influences with US-China watchers and the broader community.
  • We also seek corporate underwriters and sponsors.(more details soon)
  • Past speakers & events have included:

    • Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson
    • Playwrights Stan Lai & David Henry Hwang
    • Actress/Director Joan Chen
    • ChinaVest Founder Bob Theleen
    • Alibaba VP Brian Wong
    • Asian Economy expert Joe Studwell
    • Fresh Off the Boat’s Hudson Yang & dad Jeff Yang
    • Yao Ming, NBA Star. at Yao Family WInes
    • Yao Family Wines CEO Tom Hinde & CFO Jay Behmke
    • Film: American Dreams in China
    • Film:  The Last Warrior
    • Opera:  Dream of the Red Chamber

Education Fund


Your donation to our Education Fund will support our programs for teachers,  students, and young professionals in the U.S. and China.

2013 Teachers Workshop
  • CHINA NOW | For Teachers 
    is focused primarily on Social Studies teachers, our Modern China curriculum inclusion initiative strives to raise the interest in and the caliber of teaching about Modern China through our:

    • Annual Teachers Workshop with leading experts
    • Annual $5K Lesson Plan Contest
    • Online teaching resources
    • Teacher Study Tour,  piloting in summer 2017 to send U.S. teachers to experience China first hand
    is an international video contest is designed to encourage American middle school, high school, college students of ages 13-25 to think more broadly about US-China relations and its impact on their future.
    Our US-China Career Discovery series and mentorship lunches are our newest avenues with students to further foster a more U.S-China savvy generation of leaders, citizens and workforce talent that is willing to engage with their counterparts.
  • Sinoscenti | Women Executives & Entrepreneurs’ Exchange
    is a growing community of extraordinary women executives and entrepreneurs from entertainment, media, technology and finance sectors, from the very accomplished to emerging influencers, involved in changing the future of U.S.- China business.
  • See some of the firms represented at our first dinner event on October 23, 2016.
  • Your donation supports the growth of mentorship opportunities with younger generations in urban and rural regions of both countries.  Exchange opportunities include convening at dinners, informal “salons” and symposiums in the U.S. and China.