Supporting Education in Rural Communities

Giving Communities Tools for Success

授 人 以 不 如 授 人 以

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime -- Chinese Proverb

We believe everyone should have access to education. Rural communities are often forgotten and their school districts and children are in serious need. It's our mission to provide educational support to these underserved students and teachers. By improving educational resources, increasing confidence in a successful future, and instilling a sense of empowerment and ownership, we can make a lasting impact on these communities.


2018 marks the 16-year anniversary since the inception of the Nathan Yip Foundation. This is our official annual video for 2018, highlighting various educational programs that the foundation supports and why they are important to us.
Video filmed and edited by: Kalush Video
Production narration by: Anne Trujillo

Strengthening rural schools

Global Hearts, Local Roots

While education is widely regarded as a universal language, we recognize that rural communities face unique issues.

In the rural communities we serve throughout Colorado and China, we take the time to understand the people, languagescultures, and challenges that shape the landscape. By collaborating with the local communities, we share ownership of our projects to ensure a sustainable and enduring impact.

Click on the image to the left to see a video of the work we do.


Join the Action

You Can Make A Difference

The best ideas come from collaborative minds. Whether you’re ready to take things to the next level, or you just want to learn more, we look forward to hearing from you.


Join Our Events

Making a positive impact should be fun! Join us at one of our many flagship events:

Chinese New Year Party

- A Chinese New Year Party Like No Other

Lunar New Year is the biggest and most colorful celebration in the East, and our signature event gives this tradition an exciting twist. Get caught up in the energy as you walk through our festive marketplace with auspicious foods, thrilling lion dances, and shock-red lanterns. East meets West at the biggest Chinese New Year party in Colorado.  Learn more >>


Nate’s Night:

- Concert for a Cause

Friends of Nathan Yip is a young professional’s group that was started in 2012 by Nathan’s peers. Nate’s Night celebrates Nathan’s fun-loving spirit and love of music. Funds raised by Friends of Nathan Yip stays in Colorado, funding educational opportunities here at home.  Learn more >>


Sushi Party

- Summer Garden Party at the Yip's Home

Sushi, sake, and friends. This is our way of celebrating with supporters in a casual garden-party setting at the Yip’s home. The sushi is prepared on-site by the restaurant chef, Miki Hashimoto, owner of TOKIO in Downtown Denver. Our sponsor this year is Seattle Fish Company.  Learn more >>