Oct 24, 2017

Announcing our 2017 September Grantees!


We are excited to announce the completion of our 2017 September grant cycle. The Board of the JA Community Foundation has approved grants to five nonprofit organizations serving Japanese American and Asian American communities throughout California. We would like to thank all of the organizations that applied and congratulate the 2017 September grant award recipients.

Our 2017 September Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Central California Nikkei Foundation (CCNF) – Our grant will be used for the installment of a safety monitoring system at their Vintage Garden Assisted Living Community in Fresno.
Read more about our grant to CCNF and their safety monitoring system here.

The Grateful Crane Ensemble – Our grant will assist with funding of their upcoming Concert Series for Seniors tour.
Read more about our grant to the The Grateful Crane Ensemble and their Concert Series for Seniors here.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) – Our grant will support their exhibition of Living Redress in San Jose: Japanese Americans and Civil Rights.
Read more about our grant to JAMsj here.

Meals on Wheels by ACC – We will fund their new culturally responsive nutrition program for seniors in Sacramento.
Read more about our grant to Meals on Wheels by ACC here.

Media Bridges – Our grant will support their production of the Mineta Legacy Project.
Read more about our grant to Media Bridges here.

The JA Community Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit private foundation located in Oakland, CA. Our funding is currently focused on support for organizations serving the Japanese American and greater Asian American communities in California. Priority for grants in 2017 and 2018 will be for programs addressing senior health and social services, with second priority given to arts and culture programs. Our next grant cycle begins January 22, 2018. Grant guidelines are available here.

Post photo courtesy of J-SEI who is a recipient of 2016 multi-year grant.