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2019 Community Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States to Promote Economic
Security for Korean Americans in the New York Metro Area

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Korean American Community Foundation (KACF)

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Grants of up to $75,000 to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania nonprofits for initiatives that promote economic security for low-income Korean Americans in the greater New York Metropolitan area. Funding is intended for both general operating support and for program-specific support.

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 supports direct service programs as well as those that address root causes which are barriers to economic security for low-income individuals and families.

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:

Maximum grant amount is $75,000.

Term of Contract:

Community Grants are for a one-year period.

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:

It is highly encouraged that first-time applicants first contact the Program Director Brennan Gang prior to applying.

- KACF Grant Application Available: Monday, December 17, 2018
- Grant Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019
- Initial Review Notification: Late March 2019
- Site Visits: April – early May 2019
- Notification of Grant Awards: June 2019
- 2019 Grant Year: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

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:

If you have any questions, please contact Brennan Gang, KACF Program Director, at or 646-878-9413.

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Most Western Counties;   New Jersey: Eastern Counties ;   New York City: All Five Boroughs of New York City and surrounding New York Counties;   New York;   Pennsylvania: Pike County