COVID-19 Community Action Fund Grants
With generous donation from the community, we distributed the three rounds of COVID-19 grants! These organizations are working in the frontline of this pandemic to provide essential services to the most vulnerable Korean Americans. The funds will be used to spearhead urgent relief efforts for individuals and families affected by COVID-19, including mental health support during the pandemic, food assistance for seniors and low-income families, emergency cash assistance for those excluded from federal emergency payments, and shelter for homeless Korean Americans. With the funds, we will also support the important work to address growing anti-Asian racism in our community.
Third Wave of COVID-19 Community Action Fund Grants
- Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative: $5,000 to provide telehealth and ongoing medical support in Korean language during the pandemic.
- CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities: $10,000 to organize rent relief campaign and mutual aid for Asian families living in public housing in Queens.
- Chinese-American Planning Council: $5,000 to call on the NYC to develop a plan for a long-term recovery of AAPI individuals, families, small businesses, and community institutions.
- Communities Resist: $5,000 to provide public benefits counseling including unemployment, as well as help small business owners with relief packages and housing legal support.
- CMP: $10,000 to help individuals apply for unemployment benefit and small business relief.
- Community Inclusion & Development Alliance: $5,000 to provide online activities for individuals with developmental disabilities and support for their families .
- Korean American Family Service Center: $10,000 to provide food assistance for families.
- Renaissance Economic Development Corporation: $10,000 to provide emergency small business loans.
Second Wave of COVID-19 Community Action Fund Grants
- Asian American Federation (AAF): $5,000 to provide community education about anti-Asian racism/harassment and track hate crime cases.
- Esther Ha Foundation: $10,000 to provide mental health support, specifically around anxiety during COVID-19, and trauma support for family members who have lost loved ones during the pandemic.
- Family Touch: $10,000 to provide virtual family counseling and food boxes for seniors and low-income families.
- MinKwon Center for Community Action: $35,000 to provide emergency cash assistance to eligible Korean American individuals and families in New Jersey who are excluded from major forms of emergency relief including federal stimulus funds, unemployment benefits, and SNAP food assistance.
- Milal Mission in New York: $10,000 to provide online recreational and spiritual activities for people with disabilities to help them feel not isolated, reduce anxiety, and be engaged and active, as well as offer respite for the parents.
- Nanoom House: $20,000 to provide food and shelter that serves as a critical haven for homeless Korean Americans at this particular time.
- YWCA of Queens: $10,000 for a weekly food pantry for 400 Korean Americans in Flushing.
First Wave of COVID-19 Community Action Fund Grants
The funds are used to address urgent relief efforts for individuals and families affected by COVID-19, including Korean language assistance in completing unemployment and small business applications, increased domestic violence counseling, meal delivery, and a Korean language COVID-19 health hotline.
- Asian American Federation (AAF): $5,000 to provide in-language resources to Korean and Chinese small business owners about COVID-19 relief measures.
- Asian Women’s Christian Association (AWCA): $10,000 to deliver Korean food baskets/grocery store gift cards to families who are facing economic hardships in the Bergen County area, as well as provide COVID-19 related information in Korean, Japanese and Chinese through its hotline and KaKaoTalk.
- Korean-American Physicians Association of NY (KAMPANY): $10,000 to operate COVID-19 medical hotline and offer telemedicine consultations in Korean language.
- Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE): $10,000 to provide information and legal counseling about small business COVID-19 relief packages and unemployment benefits.
- Korean Community Services (KCS): $10,000 to help people impacted by COVID-19 to complete applications for unemployment, Economic Injury Disaster loans, Small Business loans and other relief programs offered by the government, as well as enroll those who are eligible for public benefit programs.
- Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC): $10,000 to offer virtual and in-person counseling for families affected by intimate partner and family violence as the Center sees an increase in domestic violence during the pandemic.
- WomanKind: $5,000 to provide emergency shelter services for women and children affected by domestic violence, and the increasing needs to care for clients and frontline staff with the COVID-19 outbreak.