This year, the Board of Directors for the Foundation will be focusing on three priorities: providing capital grants; projects that honor the founding members of our SF Japanese American community, and capacity building activities.
Here is a list of the 15 awardees for the SF Japantown CARES Fund:
Day of Remembrance – Recognize Nisei involved in DOR
Hokka Nichi Bei Kai – Front gate, painting, landscape, bi-lingual sign
Ito Yosakoi – Leadership summit
National Japanese American Citizens League – Façade, artwork, community meeting space
Japantown Task Force – Coordination of Peace Plaza Renovation Project
Japantown Community Benefit District – Safety equipment
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California – 2 shows by Grateful Crane Ensemble
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California – Wooden bench, landscape, front windows
Japanese Community Youth Center – Renovation of new office
Jikei Kai – Renovation of office
Kinmon Gakuen – Pressure wash and painting of front façade
Nichi Bei Foundation – Fundraising/Japanese language/map and directory
National Japanese American Historical Society – Audience/membership development strategy
Sakura Matsuri, Inc. – Cherry Blossom Festival Support
Sokoji Temp[e – Wooden fencing in front of temple
Congratulations to all the awardees! We will keep you updated on the progress/completion of their projects.
Click to download the 2021 Grantee Report
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