SAN FRANCISCO — The JACL Legacy Fund Grants Committee is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for 2018 Legacy Fund grants. Committee Co-Chairs Janice Faden and Jane Katsuyama encourage all eligible candidates to apply. Eligible applicants include all JACL chapters in good standing, District Councils and the JACL National Youth/Student Council.
The maximum grant award for 2018 is $5,000.
Grants will be awarded for projects and activities that support JACL’s mission and the 2017-18 Strategic Plan. Information on the Legacy Fund Grants Program and an application can be downloaded from the JACL website (www.jacl.org) under “Social Justice.” JACL’s Strategic Plan can also be accessed via the JACL website.
The Legacy Fund was established by the JACL National Council in 1990 at the JACL National Convention in San Diego. Gifts were first donated to the fund by JACL members who gave a portion of their redress awards to further the legacy of patriotism and hard-won civil rights that is central to the story of Nikkei in America. A portion of the Legacy Fund Endowment is used to fund the grants program.
Completed applications are due May 1; grant recipients will be announced at the 49th JACL National Convention in Philadelphia, set for July 18-22 at the Sheraton Downtown.
For additional information, email Janice Faden at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jane Katsuyama at email@example.com or JACL Regional Director Patty Wada at firstname.lastname@example.org.