Asia works with Seattle Foundation’s Community Programs team to empower communities of color through funding and collective learning opportunities.
Personal Philanthropic Interests
Arts and culture
Asia Tail is an artist, curator, and community organizer based in Tukwila, Washington. Asia graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art in 2014. She was the recipient of the first Vadon Foundation Native Artist Fellowship, and was named one of Seattle’s Most Influential People in 2019 by Seattle Magazine. As an extension of her creative practice, Asia consults on special projects with many local organizations, with an emphasis on advocating for Indigenous art and artists. She works closely with Native-led nonprofits in our region including Na’ah Illahee Fund, yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives Collective, and Native Action Network, among others. She is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and a proud member of the diverse Urban Indigenous community in the Pacific Northwest.
Asia joined the Seattle Foundation in 2021.
*photo by Melissa Ponder