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George and Sakaye Aratani Grant Applications Now Open

By November 18, 2015November 20th, 2015No Comments

UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center is pleased to announce that the 2015 Aratani CARE grant applications will be accepted until Dec. 18. Awards will be announced during the 2015 winter quarter. All CARE grants should be completed within a year or less.

The George and Sakaye Aratani “Community Advancement Research Endowment,” or Aratani CARE grants, are designed to promote projects that will (1) benefit and advance the Japanese American community, as well as (2) strengthen ties between the Japanese American community and UCLA students, staff and faculty.

Applications that include a campus partner (e.g., faculty, staff, students or alumnae) will be prioritized, as will events or programs where the grantee agrees to make the “Aratani CARE Grant” UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center as a co-sponsor on PR and programs.

Nonprofit organizations and qualified individuals are invited to apply for grants that generally range from, but are not limited to, $1,000-$5,000.

Past awardees include UCLA’s Nikkei Student Union, the Japanese Community Cultural Center, Los Angeles Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the Little Tokyo Historical Society, Kizuna and the JARP Oral History Restoration Project.

For information about the grant and how to apply, visit the Aratani CARE website at Specific questions about the Aratani CARE grant that are not covered on the website may be sent to the Aratani Care Team’s email address at