About REAP - Our Partners


All of REAP's research is made possible by partnerships that usually work in one of two ways:

1. REAP designs and implements new projects, and then evaluates them. 

2. REAP partners with government agencies, NGOs, foundations, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) groups who are trying to implement their own projects:

  • REAP advises on project design.
  • The implementation organization carries out the project.
  • REAP evaluates the project.

Our partners include:


Foundations and Private Institutional Partners


  • ADOC 2.0 (Taipei) – ADOC's vision is to reduce digital divides in the APEC region by enabling people to overcome limitations due to age, gender, health, social or education status, and to enjoy the 4A (anytime, anyone, anywhere, anything) benefits of digitalization.

  • Caterpillar Foundation (California) – The Caterpillar Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc. Founded in 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation has contributed more than $500 million to help make sustainable progress possible around the world by providing program support in the areas of environmental sustainability, access to education and basic human needs.

  • Charities Aid Foundation (United Kingdom) – CAF works globally to connect charities with individual and corporate donors through an online donor engagement platform. The foundation also assists charities with fund raising and fund management.

  • China Children and Teenagers' Fund (China) – CCTF was established in 1981 by the All China Women's Federation. It was China's first independent and legally sanctioned charity raising funds for the mission of caring, fostering and educating China's children and teenagers in impoverished areas.

  • China Open Resources for Education (Golden, Colorado / Beijing) – CORE's mission is to enhance the quality of higher education within China. Its objective is to introduce advanced courseware from MIT and other top-ranked universities around the world by using the latest information technology to improve educational quality in China.

  • China Youth and Children Foundation for Social Education (Beijing) - The foundation is devoted to enhancing the well-being and development of Chinese youth through education.

  • China Youth Development Foundation (Beijing) – Founded in 1989, CYDF is a national non-governmental and non-profit organization focused on developing Chinese youth through education, health, science and technology, environmental protection, and community service.

  • Cyrus Tang Foundation (Las Vegas, Nevada / Xi'an, Shaanxi) – The Cyrus Tang Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities through effective investments in education and public health, and by fostering community spirit.

  • Dandelion School (Beijing) – The Dandelion School is a middle school located in a southern suburb of Beijing dedicated to improving the education of children from migrant families. Established in 2005, the school aims to provide a healthy and happy environment for its students to live and grow.

  • Ford Foundation (Beijing) – The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions at the front lines of social change around the world.

  • Give2Asia (San Francisco, California / Beijing) – Founded in 2001 by The Asia Foundation, Give2Asia is a philanthropic service organization that facilitates charitable giving to Asia by individuals, foundations and corporations in the United States.

  • Growing Home (China) - Growing Home is a charity group devoted to raising crucial funding to provide China's disadvantaged youth with greater educational opportunities.

    I.E.T. Foundation (Golden, Colorado / Beijing).

  • International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (New Delhi, India) – 3ie seeks to improve the lives of poor people in low- and middle-income countries by providing, and summarizing, evidence of what works, when, why and for how much.

  • Macao Tong Chai Charity Association (Macao, China) - The foundation aims to foster young talent and enrich the lives of the elderly. It supports increasing access to fair and high quality education for vulnerable children in China.

  • National Institute of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) – NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the medical research agency of the United States and the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. REAP was awarded a $2.5 million NIH grant to evaluate how rural school principals respond to incentives to reduce anemia among students.

  • New Citizen Project (Beijing) – Implemented by the Narada Foundation, the New Citizen Project supports the growth and development of the children of migrant workers in China.

  • NMZZ.org (China) – NMZZ is a charitable group based in China devoted to alleviating the burdens borne by rural children.

  • OneSight (Mason, Ohio) – OneSight is a non-profit organization that provides primary vision care and eyewear to those in need worldwide.

  • Ping and Amy Chao Foundation (California)- The Ping and Amy Chao Family Foundation was founded in California’s Silicon Valley in 2005 by Ping Chao and his wife Amy Chao. The foundation aims to fund and nurture initiatives improving the health and well-being of children and youth in economically disadvantaged regions throughout the world.

  • Plan International (China) - Plan aims to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries, through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives.

  • SOAR Foundation (Union City, California / China) – The SOAR Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization created in 1995, is dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities for poor students in rural areas so they can acquire at least a high school level education.

  • Sun Culture Foundation (Beijing) – Established in 2005, the charity organization works to improve education in poor areas of China, promote cultural exchange, and increase public service in among youth and adults.

  • TAG Foundation – The TAG Foundation is a family foundation committed to bringing key services to children in need.

  • Target Foundation (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – The Target Foundation provides grants to K-12 schools and other non-profit organizations to provide early childhood reading programs and to engage students in art and culture.

  • The Youth Foundation (Hong Kong) – Established in 1999 as a Hong Kong registered charitable trust, the foundation aims to promote the holistic development of youth through media, training programs, exchange programs, and interpersonal and community relationships.

  • The Zigen Fund (New York / California / China) – The Zigen Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. The Fund is dedicated to the support of grass-root efforts that promote sustainable, human-centered development. To this end, it provides people-to-people assistance to human-centered projects with a view to creating enabling conditions for poor and underprivileged communities in China.

  • Transparent Fish Lab (Beijing) – REAP's Best Buy Toolkit project links REAP to a growing community of non-profit groups represented through an innovative collaborative platform called Transparent Fish Lab. Updates on the Best Buy Toolkit project, as well as the work of many other non-profit initiatives can be found at the Transparent Fish Website.

  • Tyler Foundation – The Tyler Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to a number of worthwhile causes worldwide.

  • Xu Family Charitable Foundation/Yifang Foundation – These non-public grant-making foundations are registered in Hong Kong and Beijing, respectively. The foundations subsidize public welfare programs and non-governmental public welfare organizations that promote social justice and development.

  • UNICEF (New York) – Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946, the United Nations Children's Fund is an inter-governmental organization that works to provide long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.


Corporate Sponsors


  • Acer (San Jose, California / Taiwan) – Founded in 1976, Acer is a leading multinational hardware and electronics corporation that ranks second globally for notebook PCs. Acer attributes its growth and success in the fast-paced IT Industry to the company’s long-term mission to breaking the barriers between people and technology through the creation of empowering hardware, software and services.

  • Adobe Systems (San Jose, California / Beijing) – Adobe produces graphic design software that revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information.

  • CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets (San Francisco, California / Hong Kong) – Founded in 1986, CLSA is a leading independent brokerage and investment group in Asia. The company provides investment-banking, equity-broking and asset-management services to global corporate and institutional clients.

  • Dell YouthConnect (Round Rock, Texas / Beijing) – People are changing the ways they connect, thereby changing the world. A truly globalized information technology infrastructure and those who build, run and use it are creating a new era. Dell seeks to prepare a generation of young people across the globe to connect to a more promising tomorrow by closing the technology gap and unleashing student potential through breakthrough educational initiatives.

  • Essilor (Paris, France) – The world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its corporate mission is to enable everyone around the world to access lenses that meet his or her unique vision requirements. To support this mission, the Company allocates around €150 million to research and development every year, in a commitment to continuously bring new, more effective products to market. Essilor’s flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Definity®, Xperio®, Optifog™ and Foster Grant®. It also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eyecare professionals.

  • GlaxoSmithKline (United Kingdom) – GSK is global healthcare company that aims to develop innovative medicines and products to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

  • LCY Chemical Corporation (Taiwan) – Established in 1965, LCY is the largest solvent manufacturer in Taiwan. Its business encompasses petrochemicals and electronic-grade chemicals for the IC, LCD, and solar cell industries.

  • Madhouse (Shanghai) – Focused exclusively on mobile media and advertising, Madhouse is China's largest mobile ad network.

  • Minsheng Pharmaceutical Group (Hangzhou, China) – Minsheng manufactures, packages, and distributes a range of pharmaceuticals including vitamins, cardiovascular medications and antibiotics.

  • Nokia Corporation (Beijing / Finland) – Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries.

  • Pfizer Corporation (Beijing) – Pfizer is committed to being a global leader in health care and to helping change millions of lives for the better through providing access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them.

  • Quanta Computer (Taiwan) – Established in 1988, Quanta Computer today is the largest notebook computer ODM company in the world. With leading technology and strong R&D, Quanta has become a leader in hi-tech markets. Besides continuous high growth, high quality and high value creation in notebook computers, Quanta has extended its businesses into enterprise network systems, home entertainment, mobile communication, automotive electronics and digital home markets.

  • Timebook (Beijing) – Timebook offers a suite of teaching resources, textbooks, learning software, and online resources for primary and secondary schools, students, and parents.

  • Yongye International (Beijing) – Yongye is a Chinese agricultural nutrient company with production facilities located in Inner Mongolia. Yongye manufactures a liquid nutrient product which is sprayed on plants, and a powder nutrient product that can be added to animal feed.


Research Collaborators


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