The board of directors of the San Francisco Japantown Foundation awarded $55,000 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations serving the Japantown community.
The foundation provided direct unrestricted grants for organizations and, for the first time, planning grants for organizations focused on enhancing an existing structure of building in Japantown, or creating a product or service that would advance Japantown.
“Including our 2015 grants, the Japantown Foundation has now provided nearly $700,000 in funding since 2007,” said Donald Tamaki, foundation board president. “The foundation is proud to invest in community organizations that are improving and supporting the Japantown community.”
The recipients of 2015 direct grants are:
- Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium ($1,500)
- Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California ($5,000)
- Kimochi, Inc. ($5,000)
- Nichi Bei Foundation ($7,500)
- Sakura Matsuri, Inc. ($7,500)
- Soto Mission of San Francisco ($3,500)
The following organizations received planning grants:
- National Japanese American Historical Society, Inc…
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