Grantee Partners

In 2020, KACF announced grants for 35 projects from 21 nonprofit organizations, totalling $1 million. These grants include our COVID-19 Community Action Fund grants responding to emergency needs arising from the pandemic. 

Listed below are the current grantee partners in our annual cycle. Grantee partners for pandemic-specific projects are listed here

See a list of past grantee partners here


Asian Women’s Christian Association (AWCA)

Senior Center and Social Services

Grant Amount: $67,000
The Asian Women’s Christian Association’s (AWCA) mission has been to help the individual and the community through professional counseling, social welfare services, cultural and educational programs for Asian families, men, and women according to the spirit of Christianity. The KACF grant will support public benefits counseling to seniors and adults.

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

Korean Patient Care Program

Grant Amount: $75,000
The BVMI Health Center opened by a group of retired volunteer medical practitioners is the only state-licensed ambulatory care facility in Bergen County that offers free healthcare for low-income individuals who earn too much for or otherwise not eligible for Medicaid or subsidized health insurance, or cannot afford out-of-pocket fees for insurance copays and deductibles. The KACF grant will support the creation of a free primary care program for working, low-income, uninsured Korean residents of Bergen County.

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) Organizing Project

Grant Amount: $70,000
CAAAV is a pan-Asian community-based organization that works to build the power of low-income Asian immigrants and refugees in New York City. The KACF grant will provide support to empower Asian public housing residents to be leaders and self-advocates.

Chinese-American Planning Council

Korean Child Care Project at CPC Early Childhood Learning & Wellness Services

Grant Amount:  $55,000
The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) is the the nation’s largest social services nonprofit serving Asian American and Pacific Islanders and offers over 50 multilingual, culturally sensitive programs providing education, family support, and economic stability across 35 sites that empower 60,000 marginalized community members each year. The KACF grant will educate and train prospective Korean Americans to become child care providers.


Mobile JOBS

Grant Amount: $70,000
CMP equips low-income immigrants with the skills and networks they need to be economically self-sufficient, and contributing members to the greater New York City community. The KACF grant will provide a full range of job readiness services to the Korean community in Flushing.

Communities Resist

Legal Services and Advocacy in Queens

Grant Amount:  $55,000

Communities Resist is a newly formed community-based legal services and advocacy organization established and led by people of color to empower, educate and represent low-income tenants as well as large community coalitions in some of the most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods in NYC.  The KACF grant will expand community-based legal services, organizing and advocacy to Flushing and surrounding areas in Queens to help Korean American immigrant families who face housing discrimination, tenant harassment and ongoing pressure of eviction.  

Community Inclusion & Development Alliance

Advocacy & Service Assistance for Adults with Disabilities and their Families

Grant Amount: $48,000
CIDA serves individuals with disabilities and their families with a primary mission to increase inclusion opportunities and strengthen the capacities of individuals with disabilities. The KACF grant will support expansion of access to community-based services and supports to enhance quality of life, inclusion and economic opportunities for adults with disabilities and their families.

Korean American Family Service Center

Pathways to Empowerment Project

Grant Amount:  $55,000

Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) provides intensive counseling case management to women and families, offers transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence, bolsters positive development of elementary school students through an after-school program, and empowers youths by engaging them in a community leadership program.  The KACF grant will help survivors of domestic violence transition out of crisis and into pathways to empowerment through transitional housing and a job readiness program. 

Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York

Korean-American Employment Program (KAEP)

Grant Amount: $75,000
The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York’s mission is to support and assist members of the Korean immigrant society and eventually improve the quality of their lives to be healthy and productive individuals in their new homeland.The KACF grant will help provide job readiness and training program for low-income immigrants.

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

Korean Small Business Services

Grant Amount: $45,000
REDC is a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution dedicated to transforming immigrant, low- and middle income communities in New York city with a 20+ year track record of providing low-interest small business loans and entrepreneurial training programs in underserved areas throughout the five boroughs. The KACF grant will help provide counseling and financial assistance to low- and moderate-income Korean immigrant small business owners.

KACF Capacity Building Consultant Program

Community Resource Exchange (CRE)

Grant Amount: $137,000

In 2013, KACF launched the Capacity Building Consultant Program to strengthen Korean nonprofits with cultural and language-sensitive assistance, as well as to develop a cohort of Korean American nonprofit professionals. The Foundation selected CRE, a premier nonprofit management consultancy that provides the strategies and tools needed to build sustainable, high-performing organizations, as a program partner to leverage the breadth and depth of its expertise and resources to guide and train the Consultants. The KACF Consultants work primarily with the Foundation’s Korean grantee partners, conducting a needs assessment and working with their Board and staff to identify, prioritize and address organization development opportunities. The KACF grant supports the administration of the Program and the salaries of two Consultants.

Management Support: Workshops & Quick-Action Consulting
AHL Foundation
American Association of Korean Medicine
Andrew Kim Memorial Foundation
Classic Odyssey
Community Inclusion and Development Alliance
Esther Ha Foundation
Family Touch
Korean American Behavioral Health Association
Korean American Association of Southern New Jersey
Korean American Heritage Foundation
Korean Language Foundation
Korean School of Southern New Jersey
Neighbor Plus Foundation
Research Center for Korean Community
Staten Island Korean Community Development Center

One-on-One Consulting Engagements
Korean American Family Service Center
Korean American Senior Citizen’s Association of New Jersey
Korean Community Services
MinKwon Center for Community Action
YWCA of Queens
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