For the past 15 years, KACF has been able to invest over $6 million in grants to organizations serving low-income community in the greater NY area and nearly 3,000 hours in free organization management assistance to Korean nonprofits to strengthen their effectiveness. This work cannot be done without the generous supporters over the years, who have given their time, expertise, and financial support to ensure that our vulnerable neighbors are on a pathway to economic self-sufficiency.
Created to promote a culture o giving and to support nonprofit organizations that serve low-income Korean and Asian American immigrant communities.
SUPPORTING YOUTH EDUCATION
Awards $10,000 in scholarships to high school students in partnership with Korean Airlines and U.S. Bank.
FORD FOUNDATION GRANT
KACF receives over $250,000 in grants from the Ford Foundation to develop joint community agenda.
INTER-COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE FORUM
Partners with New York City Councilmember John Li as well as Korean, African and Hispanic-Americans community leaders to discuss challenges and collaborative opportunities.
MOBILIZING YOUNG LEADERS IN PHILANTHROPY
Young professional committee hosts first annual Summer Benefit fundraiser.
Establishes the Community Grants Committee that is comprised o KACF supporters who engage in participatory grantmaking process
TEE-OFF WITH K.J. CHO
A round of golf with PGA professional golfer K.J. Choi is auctioned of with all the proceeds benefiting the foundation. The same year, KACF launches the first Golf Classic.
HISTORIC TOWN HALL
Hosts first ever Town Hall to address the issues and concerns of the Korean American community along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Commissioners.
SUPERSTORM SANDY RELIEF FUNDS
Responds to Superstorm Sandy devastation by raising $215,000 in relief funds as well as aiding in clean up efforts for victims across the area.
Launches the Capacity Building Fellowship Program, an innovative project to train and place bilingual nonprofit organizational management consultants in Korean-speaking grantee organizations.
KACF COAST TO COAST
Launches our west coast affiliate, KACF-San Francisco, to address critical needs in the Bay Area.
Leads a tour of parts of Flushing to inform volunteers about housing and employment issues, as well as hear from Asian American youth on what is important to them.
STRENGTHENING KOREAN NONPROFITS
Launches workshop series in Korean to offer management assistance to nonprofit organizations.
INAUGURAL GIVING SUMMIT
Hosts the inaugural Giving Summit, a full-day conference bringing together the Korean American community, experts and pioneers in philanthropy and social impact to explore the deeper meaning of philanthropy, volunteerism and giving in its myriad forms.