We are excited to announce the completion of our first 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 2016 grant award recipients.
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With our grant Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation will make capital improvements to their Far East Lounge gathering place for seniors which receives over 2,500 visits a year and increase the number of educational workshops they offer.
Our multi-year grant will enable J-Sei to expand their services and reach more seniors with home delivered and congregate lunches, a new enhanced education program, and more senior classes and activities, along with an increase in other vital J-Sei service areas.
We are pleased to announce our support of The Grateful Crane Ensemble in our first round of grants awarded this Fall, 2016. Our grant will assist with funding for their upcoming West Coast tour of their latest production: Growing up Sansei: A Community Dialogue about Our Uniquely JA Upbringing.
We are pleased to announce our support of the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center in our first round of grants awarded this Fall, 2016. Our multi-year grant will be used to expand the Senior Wellness Program to give seniors more opportunities to engage in activities that promote both their physical and mental well-being.
We are pleased to announce our support of the Central California Nikkei Foundation (CCNF) in our first round of grants awarded this Fall, 2016. Our grant will be used for the purchase of a twelve passenger van for CCNF and the Vintage Gardens Assisted Living Community in Fresno.
Little Tokyo Service Center
“The greatest strength of the project is the community it has built. Japanese American seniors from all over Los Angeles come to the Far East Lounge to meet new friends, engage in new activities and socialize in their language.”