Friends of ASEAN is an initiative of the ASEAN Foundation to develop partnerships and mobilize resources in order to further fulfill its mandate of promoting greater ASEAN awareness and interaction among the peoples of ASEAN and of addressing the issues of socio-economic disparities and poverty in the region.

Who are Friends of ASEAN?

Friends of ASEAN are individuals, corporations, and regional and international organizations that support the mission of the ASEAN Foundation to promote greater awareness of ASEAN and interaction among the peoples of ASEAN and to contribute to equitable economic development and the alleviation of poverty in the region. They are ASEAN stakeholders who have faith and confidence in the future of the ASEAN Community.

How to become Friends of ASEAN?

The ASEAN Foundation welcomes generous contributions from individuals, corporations and regional and international organizations to help build up the Foundation's endowment fund.

  • For individuals: USD 10,000 contribution to ASEAN Foundation endowment fund
  • For corporations and organizations: USD 20,000 contribution to ASEAN Foundation endowment fund

What are the benefits of being Friends of ASEAN?

Friends of ASEAN will enjoy the following privileges:

  • Participation in an annual meeting or conference organized by the ASEAN Foundation during which distinguished experts and personalities will be invited to lecture or present topics that are of particular interest to the Friends of ASEAN and of relevance to the ASEAN region.
  • Copies of publications of the ASEAN Foundation such as brochures, project information materials, annual reports, and project outputs such as the ASEAN Quest video game.
  • Opportunity to receive copies of technical reports of projects funded by the ASEAN Foundation and/or policy papers prepared by organizations supported by the Foundation.
  • Friends of ASEAN can also request for copies of selected publications of the ASEAN Secretariat, such as the ASEAN Statistical pocketbook, ASEAN Charter, and others, and the ASEAN Foundation will exert its best efforts to provide these in a timely manner.
  • Friends of ASEAN will have proper acknowledgment in the ASEAN Foundation annual report and website; selected stories of outstanding contributions will be featured from time to time in both medium.
  • Friends of ASEAN will be featured prominently on the ASEAN Foundation website, including brief profiles or descriptions and link to their respective websites.
  • Friends of ASEAN will be given a distinguished certificate recognizing their support and active practice of individual or corporate social responsibility.