COVID-19 Community Action Fund
KACF is unwavering in our commitment to lifting up vulnerable Korean Americans during these difficult times and ensuring their economic security in the longer term. Since the start of pandemic, we have been in close communication with our grantee partners, many of whom have remained at the frontlines during time, providing essential services to vulnerable populations. Others were forced to move their team to remote work, while finding creative ways to deliver on their important mission for the Korean American community.
In April, we launched the COVID-19 Community Action Fund to provide immediate and longer-term support to our nonprofit partners.
With generous donation from the community, we distributed $160,000 in COVID-19 immediate relief grants to 13 nonprofit organizations as of May 22. 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 Korean language assistance in completing unemployment and small business applications, increased domestic violence counseling, meal delivery, a Korean language COVID-19 health hotline, mental health support, 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.
COVID-19 will continue to affect our nonprofit partners.
KACF is committed to sustaining our community through the crisis and toward long-term recovery.
Please support KACF in this ongoing work to restore the health and economic security of Korean Americans.
Though this pandemic has impacted everyone, we have witnessed acts of generosity and kindness across our community. We believe that our role as a thoughtful bridge-builder for our nonprofit partners and supporters is more important than ever.
Thank you for joining us to stand in solidarity with our community.