UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center is pleased to announce that the 2021-22 Aratani CARE Award applications will be accepted thru Dec. 10, 2021. Awards will be announced in January 2022.
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. Projects should be completed within a year or less.
Recent past awardees include the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, Rino Kodama, Kizuna, Koji Lau-Ozawa, Little Tokyo Business Assn., Manzanar Committee, Nichi Bei Foundation, UCLA Nikkei Student Union, Vigilant Love and Zentoku Foundation.
Questions not covered on the website can be sent to the Aratani Care Team’s e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the funding and how to apply is available on the Aratani CARE website at http://www.aratanicare.org.