In our latest grantmaking cycle, we committed nearly $1.8 million in grants and capacity-building support to 35 nonprofits across the United States, growing our national network of nonprofit partners advancing the economic security of Korean Americans by 60% since last year. To learn more, read our press release.
Current Grantee Partners by Region
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Southern California (AJSOCAL)
AJSOCAL is the leading civil rights advocate for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. It combats discrimination, offer free legal services and workshops in Southern California, and drive policy change from local to national levels.
Korean American Community Services (KACS)
KACS aims to improve the quality of life for all Korean-Americans in Santa Clara County with a focus on seniors and other vulnerable groups. It accomplishes this mission by increasing access to existing community resources and providing opportunities for community involvement and civic engagement.
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)
Founded in 1992 in Koreatown, Los Angeles, the mission of KIWA is to build the power of immigrant workers and residents and to organize a powerful grassroots leadership to transform our workplaces and communities, in Koreatown and beyond.
Koreatown Youth & Community Center (KYCC)
KYCC is the leading multiservice organization in Koreatown, supporting children and their families in the areas of education, health, housing, and finances. Its mission is to serve the evolving needs of the Korean American population in the greater Los Angeles area as well as the multiethnic Koreatown community. KYCC’s programs and services are directed toward recently immigrated, economically disadvantaged youth and families, and promote community socioeconomic empowerment.
Somang Society empowers Asian American seniors to impact our communities by fostering “Well Being, Well Aging, and Well Dying.”
The Catalyst Coalition’s mission is to invest in students to excel in literacy, engage parents to be the first teachers, and support families and their schools with community partners.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago builds power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. AAAJ-Chicago does this through: grassroots leadership development, coalition-building, and civic engagement.
In Korean, hana means ‘one.’ Hana Center builds the power of Korean, Asian American, and multiethnic immigrant communities in Chicagoland through social services, education, culture, and community organizing to advance human rights.
KAN-WIN works to eradicate gender-based violence through comprehensive, survivor-centered services, education, and outreach to Asian American communities and beyond.
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
Founded in 1994, NAKASEC’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice. Through education, social services, community organizing, public policy advocacy, and civic participation, the organization and its affiliates ensure that vulnerable community members can impact progressive change at the local and national levels.
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
NAPAWF is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls in the United States.
The Advocacy Institute
Founded in 2013, Advocacy Institute supports social justice organizations in building the advocacy skills, knowledge, and power they need to shape government policy for a more just and equitable New York. The Institute will be able to expand its work to the federal level and provide Korean/AAPI-serving nonprofits a playbook to unlock federal funding and advance their advocacy agenda.
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
AAFE is one of the city’s leading housing, social service an community development organizations with a track record of creating more than 1,000 affordable rental units in Manhattan and Queens and providing over $400 million in mortgage financing for first-time homebuyers.
Asian Women’s Christian Association (AWCA)
The Asian Women’s Christian Association’s (AWCA) mission has been to help individuals and the community through professional counseling, social welfare services, cultural and educational programs for Asian families, men, and women in the spirit of Christianity. AWCA will continue to help low-income Korean American adults and seniors transition into greater economic security through public benefits counseling.
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI)
The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative is the only state-licensed ambulatory care facility in Bergen County that offers free healthcare for low-income individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid or subsidized health insurance, or cannot afford out-of-pocket fees for insurance copays and deductibles. BVMI will provide a free primary care program for working, low-income, uninsured Korean residents of Bergen County.
Coalition for Asian American Children & Families (CACF)
The Coalition for Asian American Children & Families (CACF) is the nation’s only pan-Asian children and families’ advocacy organization bringing together community-based organizations as well as youth and community members to fight for equity for Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI). CACF will continue to advocate for increased funding for the AAPI community when City and State allocate monies during the budget process.
Community Inclusion & Development Alliance (CIDA)
CIDA’s mission is to increase equity and inclusion opportunities for children and families with exceptional needs including disabilities, language and cultural barriers, and socioeconomic challenges. To achieve this mission, the organization strengthens the capacity of the entire community by providing parent training and support, advocacy, inclusive community programs and workforce development projects.
Community Resource Exchange (CRE)
CRE is a nonprofit consulting firm that provides nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies with the strategies and tools needed to build sustainable, high-performing organizations that improve people’s lives and drive social change. KACF partners with CRE to provide our grantee partners with cultural and language-sensitive organizational management assistance through the Capacity Building Program and Fellowship.
Esther Ha Foundation
The Esther Ha Foundation provides prevention services, increases awareness of mental health issues, and offers mental health first aid training with a focus on the Korean-American community. The foundation will provide integrated mental health counseling and job readiness preparation for unemployed low-income Korean American
Family Touch (FT) addresses the socio-emotional, educational and mental health needs of Korean families by working with both young people and their parents to help the entire family lead healthy lives. By integrating emotional and mental health support into their college readiness program, the organization equips young people for success in higher education and in navigating their futures.
Give Chances provides educational and extra-curricular programs to students from low-income families and employment training for young adults with developmental disabilities. The organization will offer a free after-school program to support students’ academic success, create pathways for people with disabilities to develop their artistic skills and earn income, and provide assistance to help undocumented families who do not qualify for relief programs.
Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE)
KACE’s mission is to empower the Korean American community by promoting civic participation.
Korean American Senior Citizen’s Association of New Jersey (KASCANJ)
KASCANJ was established to serve the needs of Korean American senior citizens residing in northern New Jersey. It will provide social services counseling, education/recreational activities, and an emergency food pantry program for Korean American seniors in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Korean Community Services (KCS)
The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS)’s mission is to be a bridge for Korean immigrants and the wider Asian community to fully integrate into society and overcome any economic, health and linguistic barriers so that they become independent and thriving members of the community. KCS will provide healthcare navigation and education to Korean Americans in Bergen County, New Jersey.
MinKwon Center for Community Action
The MinKwon Center was established to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through programs focused on advocacy and community organizing, social services, and youth empowerment. It centers the needs of the most marginalized, including low-income youth and older adults, recent immigrants, and LEP residents. The organization will be expanding its work to serve at-risk Korean American immigrants in community in New Jersey.
The Nanoom House
The Nanoom House offers shelter for homeless Korean Americans in the New York metropolitan area and provides support to help them assimilate back into society as self-sufficient individuals.
Red Canary Song
Red Canary Song is a grassroots organization of Asian and Migrant sex workers and massage workers, organizing transnationally. The organization’s work is in the tradition of sex worker mutual aid, and we center base-building with migrant massage workers through a labor rights, migrant justice, and PIC abolitionist framework.
Renaissance Economic Development Corporation’s mission is to transform low-to-moderate income and immigrant communities in New York metropolitan area by providing low-interest small business loans, training and counseling services.
Founded 40 years ago as the New York Asian Women’s Center, Womankind works tirelessly to create a future where we Rise Above Violence and our communities can innovate towards collective well-being, restoration, and social justice. Womankind uses the multidimensionality of its Asian heritage to work alongside survivors of gender-based violence as they build a path to healing.
Woori Center organizes Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, racial, and economic justice in Pennsylvania.
Mustard Seed Generation | Capacity Building (In-Kind)
Mustard Seed Generation exists to eradicate barriers to mental health that increase life dissatisfaction, family dysfunction, and suicide in the Korean American community. We provide culture-specific training to increase the mental health literacy of Korean American churches, families, and youth.
Woori Juntos ensures Asians, im/migrants, and all Texans have language access to health and social services and civically engage to achieve equity and justice for all.
Family Counseling Center of Greater Washington (FCCGW) FCCGW is a non-profit organization pursuing the goals to improve the overall mental health, bonding of family members, and the quality of life of those individuals and families that they belong to. It empowers multicultural individuals and families within the Washington D.C. metropolitan area through evidence-based counseling services and youth and parent education programs promoting awareness and preventative measures.
Hamkae Center organizes Asian Americans in Virginia for social, racial, and economic justice.
Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC)
KCSC’s mission is to assist and empower Asian Americans and new immigrants to become well-adjusted and fully contributing members of the United States through social services, education, advocacy, and development of resources.