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VOUR REQUEST HERE IS BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE ASIA FOUNDAT ION IHI MEADU JARTERS CF THE ASIA FOUNDATION IS IOCATFD AT SSO KEARNY STREET. SAN FRANCISCO. CAE THE PURPOSE OF THE FOUNDATION IS TO ASSIST ASIAN COUNTRIES IN SOLVING THEIR PROBLEMS MAINLY IN FIELDS OF SOCIAL AT LFARE. MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH. AS WELL AS IN ECONOMIC

Al FAIRS TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. MODERNIZATION OF AGRICULTURE. EDUCATION AMD CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES. SUPPORT THE STRENGTHENING OF COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG THE PEOPLES OF ASIA AND INFORM AMERICANS ABOUT ASIA

INFORMATION IS EXCERPTEDEPORT ENTITLED "THE ASIA FOUNDATION: PAST. PRESENT AND FUTURE'WHICH WAS PREPARED FOR THE US SENATE COMMrTEE OF FOREIGN RELATIONS BY THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS ANO NATIONAL DEFENSE DIVISION. CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IN3

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GOVERNEDOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PRIVATE

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WERE FUNOED BY THE CIA ITS ACIIVlTlESVER

FOR COVERT INTELLIGENCE OPE RAf OPE NANO Wt SOME

CASES. SUBJECT TO THE REVIEW AND PRIOR APPROVAL OF HOST

GOVERNMENTS.

7 IT WAS PUBUCLY REVEALED FOR THE FIRST" TIME THAT THE ASIA FOUNDATION HAD BEEN RECEIVING THE MAJOR PART OF ITS FUNDING FROM THE CIA

THAT ITE IN THE NAT IONAL INTEREST TO PRESERVE THEUNDATION THE STATE DEPARTMENT WAS ASKED BY THE WHITE HOUSE6 TO FIND AN OVERT MEANS OF FUNOING TIC FOUNDATIONEW AND MORE PERMANENT FUNDING MECHANISM WAS ESTABLISHED IT ACCOMP, 'SHED THISAKING YEARLY ^NENAL SUPPORT GRANTS THROUGH THE US AGENCY FOR NTERNATlONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE STATEUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAJRS.

5 THE ASIA FOUNDATIONTRUSTEESUS. GOVERNMENT REVIEW TME SITUATION ANO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT

IT WANTEDESPONSE THF STATEND ANEL Of PRIVATE CITIZENS WITHXRERlENCE WMV EVALUATF THE FOUNOATlONS RECORO ANO POTENTIAL FCR ASSISTING IP* THE ACHIEVEMENT. OBJECTIVES IN ASIA THE pANLL CONCLUDED THAT THE FOUNDATON IS AN EFFECTIVE INSTRUMENT FOR IHE FURTHERING OF UNITED SIATfcS IMF RESTS IN ASIA IN ADDITION THE PANFL CONCLUDFD THAI THE FOUNOATlON COULD BEST SERVE THE PURPOSES FORAD BEEN ESTABLISHED BYRIVATE BODY. BUTEMORANDUMNDERSIANOING SHOULD BE DRAFTED WHCHAY OUT CLEARLY IIS STAIUS AND RELATIONSHIP WITH THE US GOVERNMENT

0 THE OFFICE Of MANAGEMENT ANOOMB) DIRECTED THF STATE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE OVER FROME RESPONSIBILITY 'OR PROVIDING THE ASIA FOUNOATlON WITH ITS BASIC GENERAL SUPPORT (CORE GRANT).

OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS AND THROUGH

"HI HI ATHL CONTINUING

DISCUSSIONS ON THE SOURCE AND AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR THE

IE THIS REPORT WAS WRITTEN DIC SEEM TO BE RESOLVED AS.PPEARS THAT TME ASA FOUNOATlON WAS CONTINUING TO OPERATE WITH ITS CORE BUDGETPROVIDED THROUGH US GOVERNMENT (STATE DEPARTMENT) ASSISTANCE )

-ASIA FOUNDATION PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY CONDUCTED THROUGHCES: SRI LANXAAIALDfVES. PAKISTAN.

RANGLAIXESHNEPAL. THAILANDlNGAPORE NDONESIA. THE PHUPPtJES JAPAN KOREA AND TAIWAN THE SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE ALSO ADMINISTERS FOUNDATON PROGRAMS IN IHE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHWA. HONG KONGAOFlC ISLANDS IN ADOmON, THE FOUNDATIONERMANtNT OFFICE IN WASHINGTON FOR LIAISON WTTH THE US GOVERNMENT.

THE ASIA FOUNDATION PROGRAMS CENTER AROUND MAKING GRANTS TO HUNDRFDS OF ASIAN INDIVIDUALS AND NSTITUT DNS EACH YEAR. OFTEN IN RESPONSE TO ASIAN REOUES "SOH ASSISIANCE WITH PROJECTS WHICH THEY INITIATE AND TO WHICH THEY SOMETIMES PROVDE MATCHING INPUTS. THE FOUNDATION ALSO HANDLES TRAINING AND STUDY PLACEMENT OF GRANTEES INCTS AS CO-SPONSOR AND ORGANIZER OF AS AN SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES ANO ARRANGES CONTACTS AND ONGOING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL. VOLUNTARY AND BUSINESS SECTORS AND THER ASIAN COUNTERPARTS.

TMfc LONG-RANGE GOALS ADOPTED BY THE TRUSTFFS OF THEOUNDATION TO GUIDE ITS WORK ARE

TO STRENGTHEN ASIAN INDIGENOUS INSTITUTIONS WHICH

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CONTRIBUTE TO STABLE POUTtCAL DEVELOPMENT. EQUITABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND COOPERATIVE REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS.

TO ENCOURAGE CONSTRUCTIVE SOCIAL CHANGE IN ASIA ANO TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF MORE OPEN AND JUST SOCIETIES CONCERNED WITH THE RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF INDIVIDUALS. THEIR BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AND HKCACER POPULAR PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL AND NATIONAL AFFAIRS.

TOHE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ASIAN LEADERSHIP BY OFFERING ENCOURAGEMENT ANO HELP TO PROMISING LEADERS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES. THE PROFESSIONS. AND IN THE PRIVATE ECONOMIC. VOLUNTARY ANO TRADITIONAL SECTORS OF ASIAN SOCIETIES.

TO FOSTER ATTITUDES AND POLICIES WITMIN ASIA WHICH CONTRIBUTEETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR THE GROWTH OF MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIPS. FOREIGN INVESTMENT ANO WORLD TRADE

TO FURTHER ASIAN-AMERICAN COOPERATION.

UNDERSTANDING AND MUTUAL RESPECT THROUGH IMPROVED

COMMUNICATION. THE EXCHANGE OF PERSONS AND IDEAS. THE TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY. AND THROUGH SHARING OF CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS."

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