Capacity Building: Improving Nonprofit Effectiveness

KACF is invested in helping our grantee partners succeed. In addition to the monetary grants, the Foundation offers support in strategic planning, board development, fundraising, leadership development and much more, to help nonprofit organizations to grow and become stronger. 

In the past, we helped grantee partners through one-time Technical Assistance Grants to build their organization’s infrastructure and leadership. We soon recognized the need for more sustained support. Our grantee partners have different needs at different stages of organizational development, and we meet those needs by offering an array of management support. 

For more information about the capacity building program, please contact Brennan Gang at




The Ong Family Foundation is a Special Partner of the KACF Capacity Building Program.  

Capacity Building Fellowship Program

KACF’s Capacity Building Fellowship Program strengthens Korean nonprofit organizations with cultural and language-sensitive management assistance provided by KACF consultants. It also develops a cohort of Korean American nonprofit professionals by partnering with Community Resource Exchange (CRE) to support and train KACF Consultants in the Fellowship Program. 

KACF Consultants primarily support our Korean grantee partners throughout the year. Find out more about becoming a consultant in the Fellowship Program here.



Capacity Building Workshop Series

The Capacity Building Workshop Series, a first of its kind in the Korean American community, focuses on three pillars that strengthen an organization’s capacity: 1) a nonprofit’s mission, 2) board of directors, and 3) fundraising. These workshops are free and conducted in the Korean language. 

Organizations are encouraged to attend all three workshops in order to maximize learning. Those who complete the series are eligible for a quick-action consultation as a follow-up session to help implement action plans and tools developed through the workshops.



NYC Capacity Building Collaborative Trainings

KACF is a member of the New York City Capacity Building Collaborative, which consists of social justice foundations that fund learning opportunities to build the capacity of our grantee community. Our mission is to provide grantee partners with opportunities for training, workshops, and technical assistance to strengthen their leadership and organizational capacity, so that they can better serve their 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, 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.



Korean American Community Foundation
135 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065
Phone: 332-265-0508