COVID-19 Community Action Fund
KACF is unwavering in our commitment to lifting up vulnerable Korean Americans during difficult times and ensuring their economic security in the longer term. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been communicating closely with our grantee partners, many of whom are at the frontlines, providing essential services to vulnerable populations during this time. Many had to find creative ways to continue delivering on their mission for the community, while taking necessary measures to protect the health of their staff, volunteers and clients.
In March, we launched the COVID-19 Community Action Fund to provide immediate and longer-term support to our nonprofit partners.
Thanks to generous donations from the community, we distributed three rounds of grants. The funds help to spearhead urgent relief efforts for individuals and families affected by COVID-19, including:
- Korean language assistance to complete applications for unemployment and small business relief
- Increased counseling on domestic violence
- Meal deliveries
- A Korean-language COVID-19 health hotline
- Mental health support
- Emergency cash assistance for those excluded from federal emergency payments
- Shelter for homeless Korean Americans
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 this ongoing work to restore the health and economic security of Korean Americans.