when to apply

EMERGENCY GRANTS

We will begin accepting applications for JACF COVID-19 Summer Emergency Grants on July 1st, 2020. An organization must be a previous grantee to apply.

All applications must be completed by 5PM (PDT) on Wed, July 15, 2020 to be considered for funding.

Funding decisions will be announced on July 23, 2020.

requirements

COVID-19 EMERGENCY GRANTS

Recognizing that our community-based grant recipients are working hard to deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic, the JA Community Foundation established the JACF COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program 2020.

We awarded a first round of grants in April to organizations focused on essential services for seniors. We are now opening up a second round of grants to all previous JACF grantees working on behalf of our communities. Current Spring Emergency Grant recipients are also eligible to apply. Please read through the grant requirements below for more information. 

To Apply

The intent of this Program is to respond as quickly as possible to the urgent needs of our Japanese American and Asian American communities through the services of our current and past grantees of the JACF. Because we have previously vetted and worked with these grant recipients, we are able to make available certain funds on an expedited basis with a reduced level of the investigative process that standard grant application and award procedures require.

Baseline Criteria:

  • Your organization must be a current or past grantee of the JA Community Foundation.
  • You must be able to use the COVID-19 Emergency Funds by December 31, 2020.

Grant Amount

These limited purpose, one-time grants are available in an amount up to $15,000 per organization for the purpose of providing services to the JA and AA communities.

Apply starting July 1

We have modified our 2020 funding periods in order to respond to the unprecedented global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus. We appreciate the work that is being done in the community by our grant recipients and recognize the funding challenges and shortages that come with these unusual circumstances and the JACF would like to offer our assistance.

We will begin accepting applications for JACF COVID-19 Summer Emergency Grants on July 1st, 2020. All applications must be completed by 5PM (PDT) on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to be considered for funding.

Funding decisions will be announced on July 23, 2020.