when to apply

EMERGENCY GRANTS

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

All applications must be completed by 5PM (PDT) on Friday, April 10, 2020 to be considered for funding.

Funding decisions will be announced on April 15, 2020.

requirements

COVID-19 EMERGENCY GRANTS

Recognizing that many of our community-based grant recipients are helping our seniors deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic, the JA Community Foundation (“JACF”) has established the JACF COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program – Spring 2020 (the “Program”).

To Apply

The intent of this Program is to respond as quickly as possible to the urgent needs of our Japanese American (“JA”) and Asian American (“AA”) 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 and located in CA.
  • Your organization must provide essential services to JA and AA community such as meal programs, senior care-giving and other life/safety senior services.
  • You must be able to use the Emergency Funds by September 30, 2020.

Grant Amount

These limited purpose, one-time grants are available in an amount up to $7,500 per organization for the purpose of providing services such as meal programs, senior caregiving and other life/safety senior services to the JA and AA communities.

Apply starting April 1

We have modified certain of our other funding periods in order to facilitate the provision and delivery of these critical services. 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 Emergency Grants on April 1st, 2020. All applications must be completed by 5PM (PDT) on Friday, April 10, 2020 to be considered for funding.

Funding decisions will be announced on April 15, 2020.