General Information

Headquartered in
San Francisco Bay Area
1990 Institute

Contact Information

  • (888) 990-1990
  • 1990 Institute, P. O. Box 383, San Francisco, CA 94104-0383


The 1990 Institute is an America-China Exchange focused on developing education and exchange programs to broaden understanding and build trust between Americans and Chinese.

The Institute began as a think tank researching major economic and social issues related to China. Over the years, the Institute expanded its mission and developed education and philanthropic programs in China in the areas of girls’ education, cross-cultural exchanges, and microfinance business education.

The 1990 Institute runs education and philanthropic programs in both China and the United States: America-China Exchange (ACE), Children’s Art and Environment Projects, Microfinance Program, Spring Bud Girls’ Education, and a Teachers Workshop.