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.
Mini-grants are independent of our large grant cycle. Grantees can apply for a mini-grant once per calendar year.
We offer mini-grant funding for projects that need $5,000 or less. Need a larger grant? Read guidelines and apply here:
News & Updates
We are excited to announce the completion of our 2019 January grant cycle. The Board of the JA Community Foundation has approved grants to six nonprofit organizations serving Japanese American and Asian American communities throughout California. We would like to...
Our grant will be used to restore the Kimochi Lounge to its original "inviting and lounge-like atmosphere" and to improve accessibility. The grant will be used to replace the 27-year-old flooring, paint walls, purchase new furniture, install grab bars at the stairwell...
Our grant will be used to create Genki living articles and a series of short videos for senior centers in Northern California. This project hopes to empower Japanese American Seniors. The project will create a series of Genki living articles written by experts, to...
Our grant will be used for helping complete the digitization of the Pacific Citizen archives. The Pacific Citizen is national newspaper published by the Japanese American Citizen League (JACL) since 1929. This project will transfer the newspaper's archival data from...
Our grant will be used for their performances called "Swingposium on the Road". Swingposium employs the power of performance to teach about the Internment, foster dialogue around civil rights and honor the resilience of those who lived through the Internment. San Jose...
Our grant will be used for continuing the project of creating an open-air plaza memorializing the Tanforan Assembly Center. The project will create a permanent memorial consisting of a bronze statue and open-air plaza located between the San Bruno Bart station and the...
Apply for a Grant
Please read through all of the grant guidelines before starting your application.
Deadlines for our large and multi-year grants in 2019 are listed below.