covid-19 response

Emergency Grants

Recognizing that our community-based grant recipients have faced new hardships with the global pandemic, the JA Community Foundation established the JACF COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program 2020 to provide immediate financial relief to previous grantees.

We awarded the first round of grants in April to organizations focused on essential services for seniors. We then opened up a second round of emergency grants this summer to all previous JACF grantees. We appreciate the critical work being done in the community by each one of our grant recipients and are proud to support these organizations and offer our assistance.

Spring 2020 Grants

In April we awarded nine emergency grants to the following organizations who were providing essential services to seniors:

ACC Senior Services
Central California Nikkei Foundation
East San Gabriel Valley JCC
Eden Township JCC
J-Sei, Emeryville
Kimochi, Inc.
Little Tokyo Service Center
Long Beach JCC
Yu-Ai Kai

Summer 2020 Grants

In August we awarded emergency grants to the following fourteen organizations working on behalf of our communities:

Central California Nikkei Foundation
East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center
Eden Township Japanese Community Center
Go For Broke National Education Center
Japanese American Citizens League
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
Japanese Community Pioneer Center
J-Sei, Inc.
Kimochi, Inc.
Kizuna Little Tokyo, Inc.
Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center
Little Tokyo Service Center
San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center
Yu Ai-Kai/Japanese American Community Senior Service

Community Impact

We identify and invest in solutions that meet the needs, interests and concerns of the Japanese American and broader Asian American communities and promote programs that benefit the Japanese American and broader Asian American communities. We are inspired daily by the work of our grantee partners.

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