2008 Grant Applications Now Available

The San Francisco Japantown Foundation is now accepting applications for its second round of grants.  Grants will be up to $5,000 and provided to nonprofit groups with cultural, community and educational activities that the Foundation determines best promotes and supports San Francisco’s Japantown. Apply online here. Or download a printable application form.

The application deadline is September 30, 2008, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Applications will be evaluated based on how well they meet our mission is to support cultural, community and educational activities for San Francisco Japantown.

A subcommittee of the Foundation’s board will review 2008 requests in October and the board will approve grants in November. We will announce the 2008 recipients in early December 2008.

The foundation’s 2007 competitive grants, awarded in December 2007, totaled $25,000 and were divided among 10 organizations in varying amounts of $5,000 or less.  The foundation also approved $15,000 in special grants, made possible by an additional donation from Jack Hirose, to three Japantown organizations.

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