KACF ESTABLISHED

Created to promote a culture o giving and to support nonprofit organizations that serve low-income Korean and Asian American immigrant communities.

FIRST YEAR OF GRANTMAKING

Awards $60,000 in grants to 5 nonprofit organizations.

SUPPORTING YOUTH EDUCATION

Awards $10,000 in scholarships to high school students in partnership with Korean Airlines and U.S. Bank.

FORD FOUNDATION GRANT

KACF receives over $250,000 in grants from the Ford Foundation to develop joint community agenda.

INAUGURAL GALA

With over 750 guests in attendance, the first Gala raises over $500,000.

INTER-COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE FORUM

Partners with New York City Councilmember John Li as well as Korean, African and Hispanic-Americans community leaders to discuss challenges and collaborative opportunities.

MOBILIZING YOUNG LEADERS IN PHILANTHROPY

Young professional committee hosts first annual Summer Benefit fundraiser.

TRAINING PHILANTHROPISTS

Establishes the Community Grants Committee that is comprised o KACF supporters who engage in participatory grantmaking process

TEE-OFF WITH K.J. CHO

A round of golf with PGA professional golfer K.J. Choi is auctioned of with all the proceeds benefiting the foundation. The same year, KACF launches the first Golf Classic.

HISTORIC TOWN HALL

Hosts first ever Town Hall to address the issues and concerns of the Korean American community along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Commissioners.

SUPERSTORM SANDY RELIEF FUNDS

Responds to Superstorm Sandy devastation by raising $215,000 in relief funds as well as aiding in clean up efforts for victims across the area.

DRIVING INNOVATION

Launches the Capacity Building Fellowship Program, an innovative project to train and place bilingual nonprofit organizational management consultants in Korean-speaking grantee organizations.

KACF COAST TO COAST

Launches our west coast affiliate, KACF-San Francisco, to address critical needs in the Bay Area.

NEIGHBORHOOD WALK

Leads a tour of parts of Flushing to inform volunteers about housing and employment issues, as well as hear from Asian American youth on what is important to them.

STRENGTHENING KOREAN NONPROFITS

Launches workshop series in Korean to offer management assistance to nonprofit organizations.

INAUGURAL GIVING SUMMIT

Hosts the inaugural Giving Summit, a full-day conference bringing together the Korean American community, experts and pioneers in philanthropy and social impact to explore the deeper meaning of philanthropy, volunteerism and giving in its myriad forms.

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