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. We've discovered that many rural communities are forgotten and many school districts and children are in serious need. It's our mission to provide educational support to these underserved children who have the fewest resources. By increasing their chances of being confident in school, successful in their careers and empowered in their lives, we can make a forever lasting impact.


2018 marks the 16 years 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

According to the Center on Education Policy reports, 68% of rural schools struggle with high student achievement gaps.

Our goal is to help the world; China and Colorado are simply the beginning of our journey. In the rural communities of Colorado and China, we understand the people, the language, the culture, and the local regulations and challenges. By collaborating with the communities and government, we share ownership of our projects to ensure a sustainable and enduring impact.


Join the Action

You Can Make A Difference

We know that our resources alone are not enough, and the best ideas often 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 and meeting you.


Join Our Events

Call us idealists, but we think making a positive impact should be fun! 

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 >>



Dim Sum Lunch
- Thanksgiving of the East

Dim sum means 'touching the heart' in Cantonese. It's our traditional celebration of Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and it's the best way to impact the world while filling up with fresh and delicious Cantonese cuisine. Bring the whole family to this kid-friendly event.  Learn more >>