Grants Program

Update (11/16/2020) – Nov. 15 was the deadline for grant applications. Email sfjapantownfoundation@gmail.com with any questions.

This year, the SF Japantown Foundation Board of Directors has voted to support and place emphasis on direct service projects and organizations that have not been able to physically showcase their activities highlighting the Japanese and Japanese American culture, history and traditions because of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as organizations who have been continuously providing services to the community during the pandemic.

Regrettably, we will cancel our annual Osechi Ryori event in January 2021 out of the concern for the health and safety of our participants.  However, our successful online fundraising campaign to support Japanese American community organizations has created the ability for us to offer a grant application program this year, and we hope that you will support our efforts and the efforts of those we will select as grantees for funding.

THIS GRANT APPLICATION PROGRAM IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND FOR PROJECTS WHO ARE FISCALLY SPONSORED BY A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION.  WE WILL NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS BY INDIVIDUALS AT THIS TIME.

The grants application deadline was November 15, 2020. Email sfjapantownfoundation@gmail.com with any questions.