Each year, KACF invites donors to participate in our grant-making through our Community Grants Committee (CGC). The CGC is made up of volunteers with diverse personal and professional experiences. Following comprehensive training, members of the CGC visit applicant organizations under the guidance of the KACF Program Director, and they make funding recommendations to a smaller Board committee.
Through the CGC, the Foundation develops a cohort of educated and engaged community volunteers, activists and strategic philanthropists. We believe it is the Foundation’s role to help those committed to philanthropy to join KACF in investing in solutions.
Since 2008, more than 150 volunteers have participated in the opportunity to build a legacy of a stronger, more vibrant community through the KACF Community Grants Committee.
Deadline to apply is September 3, 2021
Note that there are limited openings on the Committee, and CGC members will be selected to reflect diversity in professional and life experiences. Applicants will be notified of their status by September 8, 2021.
At this time, we are planning for all meetings to be virtual. We will continue to monitor the latest CDC guidelines and assess in September the potential for any in-person meetings, with everyone’s safety in mind, if participants are vaccinated and all reasonable precautions are taken. We are committed to everyone’s safety and ensuring that all accepted CGC applicants are able to participate, whether in-person or virtual.
1) Application to join the CGC
All community members are invited to join the CGC. Applications are available in August, and selected applicants are notified in the September.
2) CGC Kick-off Meeting – September 22, 2021 @ 6pm
Through an interactive session, CGC members learn about challenges within the Korean American community and solutions from nonprofit organizations in the frontline.
3) Grantmaking 101 – September 29, 2021 @ 6pm
CGC members learn about KACF’s mission and grant-making strategies. They gain the tools to conduct effective and thoughtful site visits.
4) Site Visits – October – early-November
A site visit takes approximately three hours. It is an opportunity to learn more deeply about the issues and grassroots solutions.
5) Grant Recommendation Meeting – November 10, 2021 @ 6pm
CGC members present learnings from the site visit and make recommendations to the Program committee of the Board of Directors.
For more information about the CGC, please contact our VP of Programs & Operations, Brennan Gang, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 CGC Members
Lisa H. Kim