KACF practices a participatory grantmaking model, and each year, we invite our donors to participate in our grantmaking through our Community Grants Committee (CGC). Following comprehensive trainings, members of the CGC, which is comprised of volunteers with diverse personal and professional experiences, read grant proposals, visit applicant organizations under the guidance of the KACF Program Director, and make funding recommendations to a smaller Board committee. Through the CGC, the Foundation develops a cohort of educated and engaged community volunteers, activists and strategic philanthropists. We believe it is the role of the Foundation to help individuals and families who are committed to philanthropy join KACF in investing in solutions, and the opportunity to leave a legacy of a stronger and more vibrant community for present and future generations.
Since 2008, over 150 volunteers have participated in the Community Grants Committee. For more information about the CGC, please contact our Program Director, Brennan Gang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 CGC Members
KyungHee (Olivia) Ryu-Chang