The Korean American Community Foundation (KACF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The KACF raises funds and distributes these funds to social-service organizations serving the Korean-American community and beyond. To our supporters, we provide an opportunity to contribute back to the community. To our grantee organizations, we provide financial and other assistance. To the Korean-American community, we create awareness of our social-service needs and issues, and help cultivate a culture of giving. To the community at large and other communities, we build bridges.
What We Do
Korean Americans are one of the fastest growing Asian groups in the United States. This population represents a dynamic immigrant community, which as a whole has achieved significant economic success. However, this is only part of the Korean immigrant story as there are many Korean Americans facing social and economic challenges, particularly among the elderly, disadvantaged youth, physically and mentally challenged, and low-income immigrant families. The KACF exists to open doors through fund-raising and supporting community and social-service organizations.
The KACF has been faithfully executing its mission of raising funds and distributing them to community and social-service organizations and programs that address issues in the following program areas: domestic violence, youth empowerment, senior empowerment, handicapped services, and recent immigrant services.
Asian Women’s Christian Association (NJ)
AWCA provides professional counseling, social welfare services, cultural and educational programs for the Asian-American immigrant women, family, and elderly.
Korean American Association for Rehabilitation of the Disabled
KAARD helps disabled Korean-Americans, who are often non-English speaking, find work, get to work, enroll in health insurance programs, and find other help so that they may become more engaged in the mainstream American society.
Korean American Family Services Center (NY)
KAFSC serves Korean American immigrant families and individuals in the New York Metropolitan area by providing comprehensive and professional domestic violence services.
Korean American Senior Center of Flushing (NY)
Founded in 2001, Korean American Senior Center of Flushing (KASCOF) provides senior citizens with a quality of life that they would not enjoy otherwise, with a senior daycare program.
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc (NY/NJ)
The mission of KCS is to support and assist members of the Korean community, but not limited to them, to be healthy and productive individuals in this new homeland.
Korean Family Counseling and Research Center (NY)
KFCRC offers mental health counseling services, including educational, social, and family counseling.
Mil-Al Missions (NY)
Mil-Al Missions serves mentally handicapped Korean Americans and their families in the New York Metropolitan area. Since 1998, the organization has been running a group home where underprivileged individuals with severe cerebral palsy and autistic disorder live and get assistance.
New York Asian Women’s Center
NYAWC helps battered Asian women overcome violence and govern their own lives, free of abuse. The Center also works to raise public awareness about domestic violence, advocate for the rights of battered women, and create an agenda for social change.
YWCA of Queens
YWCA offers multi-generational and cross-cultural programs in the areas of arts and culture, after-school programming for K-6, community service and internships for youth, early childhood education, and GED preparation and youth employment.