list of grantees

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Grants

Our grant program has two application periods per year and awards up to $50,000 per project. Click on the organization’s name to read about the grant they received.

January 2022

Alzheimer’s Association, (San Jose, CA) 
Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, (Sacramento, CA)
Colorado Preservation, Inc, (Denver, CO)
DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, (Eugene, OR)
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, (LA, CA)
Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, (San Diego, CA)
Japanese Community Pioneer Center, (LA, CA)

Media Bridges, Inc. (Davis, CA)
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation, (Seattle, WA)
Yu-Ai Kai, (San Jose, CA)

August 2021

American River Conservancy/Education Center at Wakamatsu Farm (Coloma) 
American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Survivors (Buena Park)
Full Spectrum Features (Chicago)
Japanese American Citizens League (San Francisco)
Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula (Monterey)
Japanese American Museum of San Jose (San Jose)
Musical Traditions, Inc. / Paul Dresher Ensemble (San Francisco)
National Veterans Network – Tides Center  (San Francisco)
New Mexico History Museum (Santa Fe)
Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (Kahului)
Japanese American Museum of Oregon (Portland)

January 2020

Buchanan YMCA (San Francisco)

Veterans Memorial Court Alliance (Los Angeles)

July 2019

Eden Township Japanese Community Center (San Lorenzo)
National Japanese American Historical Society (San Francisco)
Yu-Ai Kai (San Jose)

January 2019

Kimochi, Inc. (San Francisco)
Meals on Wheels by ACC (Sacramento)
Nichi Bei Foundation (San Francisco)
San Jose Taiko (San Jose)
Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee (Albany)
The Pacific Citizen (Los Angeles)

August 2018

Central California Nikkei Foundation dba Vintage Gardens Assisted Living Community (Fresno)
East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center (West Covina)
Japanese Community Pioneer Center (Los Angeles)
J-Sei, Inc. (Emeryville)
Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center/Long Beach Pioneer Project (Long Beach)
LTSC Community Development Corporation (Los Angeles)
National Japanese American Historical Society (San Francisco)
United Japanese Christian Church (Clovis)
Veterans Memorial Court Alliance (Los Angeles)

February 2018

Go For Broke National Education Center (Los Angeles)
Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL (Watsonville)
Kokoro Assisted Living Inc. (San Francisco)
Fresno Art Museum (Fresno)
Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Kizuna Little Tokyo, Inc. (Los Angeles)
Sakura Kai (El Cerrito)

September 2017

Central California Nikkei Foundation dba Vintage Gardens Assisted Living Community (Fresno)
Grateful Crane Ensemble (Pasadena)
Japanese American Museum of San Jose (San Jose)
Meals on Wheels by ACC (Sacramento)
Media Bridges, Inc. (Davis)

February 2017

ACC Senior Services (Sacramento)
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles)
Kimochi, Inc. (San Francisco)
National Japanese American Historical Society (San Francisco)
San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center (Pacoima)
Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee (Albany)
Yu-Ai Kai (San Jose)

September 2016

Central California Nikkei Foundation dba Vintage Gardens Assisted Living Van Lease (Fresno)
LTSC Community Development Corporation (Los Angeles)
Grateful Crane Ensemble (Sierra Madre)
East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center (West Covina)
J-Sei, Inc. (Emeryville)

Covid-19 Response

Emergency Grants

The JA Community Foundation established the JACF COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program in 2020 in response to the global pandemic. Emergency grants took the place of our normal grant cycles during this time.

Past Program

Mini Grants

In 2019 – 2020 we had a Mini Grant program which awarded up to $5,000 for short term projects that were small in scale.

our grants

We award grants from $2,500 to $50,000. Our grant application process has two stages. You must first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and then, if invited, submit a full proposal.

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