As of today, KACF has awarded more than $10 million in grants which 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 American Federation

Demographics and Civic Engagement Reports

Grant Amount: $100,000
The Asian American Federation’s mission is to raise the influence and well-being of the pan-Asian American community through research, policy advocacy, public awareness, and organizational development. They will use the funding this year to support three research reports: data on how Asian Americans in NYC engage with the voting process and two-part report series examining the demographic changes occurring in the Asian American communities of NYC and NJ respectively.

Chinese American Planning Council

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

Grant Amount: $55,000
Today, CPC is the nation’s largest social services nonprofit serving Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs 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. With our funding, they will continue to educate and train prospective Korean Americans to become child care providers.


Mobile JOBS

Grant Amount: $70,000
CMP (Chinatown Manpower Project) has been a driving force in the Asian American community to promote economic self-sufficiency and help immigrants to secure their first jobs in America. With the grant, CMP will continue to provide a full range of job readiness services to the Korean community in Flushing.

Coalition for Asian American Children & Families

18% and Growing Campaign

Grant Amount:  $75,000
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). Our grant will help CACF advocate for increased funding for the AAPI community when City and State allocate monies during the budget process. 

Community Inclusion & Development Alliance

General Support

Grant Amount: $87,000
CIDA officially launched as a nonprofit in 2016 in order to pursue its unique vision and focused mission to help individuals with disabilities and their families in the greater New York metro area. With our funding, they will continue to expand its work with adults with disabilities and their families in accessing a variety of the community-based services and supports to enhance the quality of life, inclusion and economic opportunities.

Communities Resist

Legal Services and Advocacy in Queens

Grant Amount: $100,000
Communities Resist (CoRe) 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. With our grant, they will continue to 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.

Esther Ha Foundation

STEPS (Single-mothers’ Transitional Employment and Psychological Support)

Grant Amount:  $20,000

The Esther Ha Foundation focuses on prevention services, accessibility to mental health information, increase awareness of mental health issues, and training in programs such as Mental Health First Aid, with a focus on the Korean-American community of Greater New York. With the KACF grant, the foundation will provide integrated mental health counseling and job readiness preparation for unemployed Korean American low income single mothers

Family Touch

College Readiness Program

Grant Amount:  $80,000

Family Touch (FT) addresses 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. With the grant, they will provide financial and emotional support needed for Korean American students from low-income families throughout the college application process.

Give Chances

Joyful Learning Children’s Program

Grant Amount: $50,000
Founded in 2011, Give Chances have been working to provide quality educational and extra-curricular programs to students from low-income families and to employment training for young adults with developmental disabilities. With the KACF grant, Give Chances will support low-income families in three ways: 1) offer quality after-school program to improve academic scores while also mitigating financial burden of parents by providing free program; 2) create pathways for people with disability to lead self-determined lives by helping to develop their artistic skills that can be used to earn an income; and 3) provide food deliveries and public benefits referrals to help undocumented families who are limited in accessing any relief programs.

Korean American Family Service Center

Pathways to Empowerment Project

Grant Amount: $100,000
Founded in 1989, Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is the first domestic violence organization dedicated to serving the Korean American community in the New York area. With our funding, KAFSC will continue help survivors of domestic violence transition out of crisis and into pathway to empowerment through transitional housing and job readiness programs.

MinKwon Center for Community Action

Grant Amount: $100,000
MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through program areas focused on immigrant rights, education, social service, and cultural preservation. The grant will support its work to help the most vulnerable and at-risk immigrants in the Korean American community and expand its reach to NJ.

New York Immigration Coalition

Economic Recovery & Resiliency Program

Grant Amount: $100,000
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella organization for 200+ groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees. The funding will provide support to its member organizations and other service providers to help immigrant small business owners access financial, business, and unemployment resources throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

Korean Small Business Services

Grant Amount: $100,000
REDC was founded due to Asian Americans for Equality’s (AAFE) recognition that sustainable community development must involve a multi-faceted approach to community support, and that small businesses are an essential part of immigrant communities’ lifeblood. With our grant, REDC will provide trusted, ongoing counseling and responsible, affordable financial assistance to low- and moderate-income and Korean immigrant small business owners

KACF Capacity Building Consultant Program

Community Resource Exchange (CRE)

Grant Amount: $117,000

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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