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JACL Extends Legacy Fund Grants Program Application Deadline

By May 8, 2020May 14th, 2020No Comments

Legacy Fund Grants Committee Co-Chairs Roberta Barton and Toshi Abe announced recently that the application deadline for the Legacy Fund Grants Program has been extended to June 16.

The adjustment was made in response to the recent cancelation of the 2020 JACL National Convention caused by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

An updated application and application instruction documents are available on the JACL website (

All applications, including those submitted under the previous deadlines, will now be required to include a contingency plan to address potential COVID-19 restrictions that could alter the project timeline and/or format.

The maximum grant award for 2020 is $5,000. Grants will be awarded for projects and activities that support the mission of JACL and the 2019-20 JACL Strategic Plan for Action.

The Legacy Fund was established by the JACL National Council at the 1990 National Convention held in San Diego. Many of the donations to the fund were from JACL members who gave portions of their redress awards to further the legacy of JACL. A portion of the earnings from the Legacy Fund Endowment continues to annually provide funds to run the grants program.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the program’s co-chairs at and