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Nonprofits to Promote Economic Security for Korean Americans

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Korean American Community Foundation (KACF)

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Grants to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for initiatives that promote economic security for low-income residents of the Korean American community in eligible regions. Funding is intended for both general operating support and program support. Organizations must serve Korean Americans in the greater New York Metropolitan area.

KACF supports direct service programs, as well as those that address root causes that are barriers to economic security.

The Foundation defines economic security as having the resources to realize the full economic potential of individuals and families through educational attainment, meaningful employment, financial education, public benefits, legal services, access to affordable housing and home-ownership, and other pathways to immediate and long-term economic stability.

KACF is particularly interested in organizations that:

  • Are working with Korean Americans either as a target population or within the larger group of constituents served by the organization/program.
  • Are engaging in partnerships with other community organizations and stakeholders;
  • Have the intention of providing comprehensive support;
  • Are measuring and documenting quantitative and qualitative outcomes; and
  • Can clearly articulate how KACF’s grant will advance their work.

An organization with a budget of $2 million or less may request a general operating or a program-specific support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180202

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amount is $100,000.

Term of Contract:

KACF grants are for a one-year period. 2021 Grant Year: December 15, 2021 – December 15, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

KACF will only consider organizations that:
- Are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or have a fiscal sponsor that is 501(c)3;
- Are located within the greater New York Metropolitan area (CSMA as defined by the US Government);
- Have an operational history of at least 6 months;
- Have an established and working Board of Directors; and
- Have filed IRS Form 990 and/or audited financials.

Grantee partner organizations must re-apply each year up to a maximum of 3 consecutive years and then take one-year mandatory “break”. Grantee partners are eligible to apply the following year.

No organization will receive more than one Community Grant from KACF in any one grantmaking year.

KACF does not provide funding for:
- Individuals;
- Capital fund projects;
- Endowments;
- Fundraising events;
- Feasibility studies;
- Real estate purchases;
- National or international organizations;
- Public or private schools, colleges or universities;
- Political causes or campaigns to elect candidates to public office;
- Programs that do not comply with Federal, state, or local equal employment statues; or
- Organizations that are based outside the New York Metropolitan area.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Timeline (exact dates TBD):
- KACF Grant Application Available: July 31, 2021
- Grant Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
- Initial Review Notification: early October 2021
- Site Visits: October-early November 2021
- Notification of Grant Awards: December 2021

The Foundation awards Community Grants once a year.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Organizations are encouraged to contact Brennan Gang, Vice President of Programs & Operations, with questions:

Korean American Community Foundation (KACF)
135 E. 64th St.
New York, NY 10065
(646) 878-9427

Grant Coverage Areas:

The New York Metropolitan Area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania

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