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George and Sakaye Aratani 2019-20 CARE Award Applications Now Open

By October 11, 2019October 23rd, 2019No Comments

The University of California, Los Angeles’Asian American Studies Center is pleased to announce that the 2019-20 Aratani CARE Award applications will be accepted until Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Awards will be announced in January 2020.

The George and Sakaye Aratani “Community Advancement Research Endowment,” or Aratani CARE Awards, are given to projects that will benefit and advance the Japanese American community. Projects that strengthen ties between the Japanese American community and UCLA students, staff and faculty will receive particular consideration. Award recipients must list and acknowledge UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center and the Aratani CARE Award as co-sponsors on all PR and programs.

Nonprofit organizations and qualified individuals are invited to apply for awards that generally range from, but are not limited to, $1,000-$5,000. Recent past awardees include UCLA’s Nikkei Student Union; Asian Americans Advancing Justice; Gardena Pioneer Project; Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute; Grateful Crane Ensemble; Little Tokyo Historical Society; Little Tokyo Service Center; Kizuna; Japanese Community Youth Council; Media Bridges; Washizu Films; the Nichi Bei Foundation; and Vigilant Love.

Information about funding and how to apply is available at the Aratani CARE website (

Specific questions about the Aratani CARE Award that are not covered on the website 
may be sent to the Aratani 
Care Team’s e-mail address at