KACF is invested in helping our grantee partners succeed. In addition to the monetary grants, the Foundation offers capacity building support in strategic planning, board development, fundraising, leadership development and much more to help nonprofits to grow and become stronger. We meet the needs of our grantee partners that are in different stages of organizational development by offering an array of management support.
- Capacity Building Fellowship Program: sustained one-on-one consulting with a bilingual and bi-cultural consultant
- Capacity Building Workshop Series: a series of free workshops and a follow-up quick-action consulting in Korean language that are offered to all Korean nonprofits
- NYC Capacity Building Collaborative Trainings: free skills-building and leadership development trainings for our grantee partners
- Technical Assistance (TA) Grants: small grants offered to current grantee partners to build their organization’s infrastructure and leadership
For more information about the capacity building program, please contact Brennan Gang, Program Director, at email@example.com.
Capacity Building Webinar Series
We are also continuing to work with our grantees through our 1-on-1 consulting engagements to help them respond strategically to a crisis that has left them without ample time to prepare internal protocols or for the transition of their essential programs and services online. Our grants fund organizational initiatives addressing the challenges our community members face in achieving economic security, while our capacity building works to maximize the impact of our funding by helping strengthen the capacity and sustainability of these organizations.
April 17, 2020: Strategic Fundraising in Response to a Pandemic
A webinar hosted with Lisa Keitges, the Founder and Principal of East 5th Strategies, on learn organizations can engage donors and make an “ask” during the pandemic.
May 5, 2020: Overcoming the Challenges of Remote Work & Facilitation
A conversation led by our Director of Capacity Building Chantal Kim and Fellow Monica Lee on how to successfully adapt to work-from-home culture and deliver programming online effectively.
June 5, 2020: How to Go Virtual with Your Events
A conversation with two community leaders and moderated by Lisa Keitges on what is involved in going virtual with fundraising events.
The Ong Family Foundation is a Special Partner of the KACF Capacity Building Program.
KACF’s Capacity Building Fellowship Program strengthens Korean nonprofits with cultural and language sensitive management assistance, as well as develop a cohort of Korean American nonprofit professionals. To support and train individuals to be KACF “Consultants and Associate Consultants” in the Fellowship Program, the Foundation selected the Community Resource Exchange (CRE), a nonprofit consulting firm that provides the strategies and tools needed to build sustainable, high-performing organizations, as a program partner to leverage the breadth and depth of its consultancy’s expertise and resources.
The KACF Consultants primarily supports our Korean grantee partners throughout the year. They initially conduct a needs assessment and work with their Board and staff to identify, prioritize and address a number of organization development opportunities.
Korean American Family Service Center (2014-2017)
Korean American Senior Citizen’s Association of New Jersey (2014-2016)
Korean Community Services (2014-2017)
MinKwon Center for Community Action (2014-2017)
YWCA of Queens (2016-2017)
In her own words: Sarah Park completed her term as the KACF Capacity Building Fellow in 2018 and shares her experiences, as well as what she is doing now
“How would you describe your experience in the Capacity Building Fellowship Program?”
“Following the KACF Capacity Building Program, what are you doing now?”
The Capacity Building Workshop Series, a first of its kind in the Korean American community in our area, focuses on three pillars that strengthen an organization’s capacity: 1) a nonprofit’s mission, 2) board of directors, and 3) fundraising. These free workshops are conducted in the Korean language and open to all Korean nonprofits. Organizations are encouraged to attend all three workshops in order to maximize learning, and for those that do, they are eligible for quick-action consultation session as a follow up to help implement action plan and tools developed through the workshops.
KACF 역량강화 워크샵 101 시리즈는 뉴욕/뉴저지 지역의 소외계층 한인을 지원하고 있는 비영리 단체들의 역량을 더욱더 강화하기 위해 만들어진 프로그램 입니다. 더 자세한 정보를 원하시면 flyer를 클릭하십시오.
American Association of Korean Medicine
Andrew Kim Memorial Foundation
Community Inclusion and Development Alliance
Esther Ha Foundation
Korean American Alliance for Creative Arts Therapy (KAAAT)
Korean American Behavioral Health Association
Korean American Association of Southern New Jersey
Korean American Heritage Foundation
Korean Community Services
Korean Language Foundation
Korean School of Southern New Jersey
Korean Women’s Association of American (KOWAA)
Neighbor Plus Foundation
Research Center for Korean Community
Staten Island Korean Community Development Center
KACF is a member of the New York City Capacity Building Collaborative consists of social justice foundations that funds learning opportunities to build the capacity of our collective grantee community. Our mission is to provide our grantee partners with opportunities for trainings, workshops, and technical assistance to strengthen their leadership and organizational capacity so that our grantees can better serve their organization and communities. Our offerings each year address a range of skill levels and topics, including fundraising, board development, financial management, and communications. We aim to create space for organizations to learn from each other and build relationships and new partnerships.
Collaborative Funders: Andrus Family Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Cricket Island Foundation, Daphne Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Foundation, The New York Women’s Foundation, North Star Fund, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, North Star Fund, The Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.
The TA Grants aims to help Staff and Board of grantee partners increase their capacity to lead and manage their organizations. Only current grantee partners are eligible to apply for grants up to $4,000 throughout the year, to build their organization’s infrastructure and leadership in such areas as financial management, board/staff development, communications, fundraising and technology.
TA GRANTS (to date)
American Wheat Mission (staff training)
Apex for Youth (website development)
AWCA (website re-design)
Breast Treatment Task Force (fundraising strategy)
CAAAV (community organizing training)
The Child Center of New York (program evaluation, staff public speaking training)
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (staff leadership training)
Coro New York Leadership Center (program evaluation)
Day One New York (board development)
EnoB (board/staff retreat)
Family Touch (database management)
Holy Name Health Care Foundation (website development)
Korean American Behavioral Health Association (KABHA) (website development)
Korean American Community Center of New York (board development)
Korean American Family Service Center (financial systems upgrade, fundraising management, staff leadership training)
Korean Community Services (KCS) (staff training)
Milal Mission of New York (staff training)
MinKwon Center for Community Action (staff leadership training, board retreat)
The Possibility Project (staff retreat)
Restore NYC (program evaluation, staff public speaking training, case management database)
WomanKind (program evaluation, re-branding)
YWCA of Queens (website re-design, board development)