Thank you for your interest in JA Community Foundation’s 2018 Grant Program.

 Our next grant cycle will start in January 2019. 


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The JA Community Foundation is a nonprofit private foundation. Our funding is currently focused on support for nonprofit organizations serving the Japanese American and greater Asian American communities in California.

Priority for grants in 2018 will be for programs addressing senior health and social services, with second priority given to arts and culture programs.

We’ve been proud to support the JA Community for over 50 years, and with the formation of the JA Community Foundation, we look forward to expanding our support in new ways.

News & Updates

Announcing our 2018 February Grantees!

2018 February Grants awarded to seven JA Community Organizations We are excited to announce the completion of our 2018 February grant cycle. The Board of the JA Community Foundation has approved grants to seven nonprofit organizations serving Japanese...

Go For Broke National Education Cetner

Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) to enhance their exhibition of "Defining Courage" Our grant will help to fund a formative evaluation, and exhibition enhancements for their permanent exhibition “Defining Courage”. This project examines...

Kizuna’s Service Learing Program

Kizuna's Service Learning Program by Kizuna Little Tokyo Our grant to Kizuna's Service Learning Program will help provide seniors in the Japanese American community with the opportunity to learn digital skills while developing technological confidence....

Kokoro Assisted Living, Inc. to build Rooftop Garden

Kokoro Assisted Living, Inc. receives grant for their rooftop garden Kokoro’s new rooftop garden will be a therapeutic outdoor area for residents to visit with family or fellow residents, or to just get some needed sunlight. Residents will also be able to...

Sakura Kai Transition to a New Site

Sakura Kai is moving to a new site Our grant supports the Sakura Kai Senior Center by providing its members with an uninterrupted continuation of programs, as they transition to a new site. Sakura Kai Senior Center is currently located in the El Cerrito...

Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL updates Kizuka Hall Senior Center

2018 February Grant awarded to Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL Our 2018 February Grant will assist in updating the Kizuka Hall Senior Center at Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL, which serves Santa Cruz county. The Kizuka Hall Senior Center was built in the 1950s,...

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In 2018

January 22 to February 21
August 1 to August 28