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By April 3, 2020April 9th, 2020No Comments

Dear JACLers,

It’s 2020, and we are in the last decade of JACL’s first 100 years. How can we start strong and make our mark? In the midst of what has been an incredibly eventful 2020 so far, building community and creating opportunities to make connections, learning and sharing our history, as well as sparking conversations is more important than ever.

The JACL Legacy Fund Grant is a perfect way to get started, especially for chapters or districts that are looking to start new programs: workshops, a guest speaker, maybe an art installation or a museum exhibit. A short documentary, oral histories, youth summits — it’s your choice!

The flexibility of forms is meant to help nurture the seeds of your creative programming vision and tune JACL’s mission and strategic goals to your local contexts.

The Legacy Fund Grant is here to support you! The application deadline is coming up soon, so check it out right now online at

And if you have any questions, program Co-Chairs Roberta Barton ( and Toshi Abe ( are more than happy to discuss any aspect of the Legacy Fund Grants program and answer any questions you might have, no matter how big or small.

Let’s see what we can make together!



Mika Kennedy
Legacy Fund Grant Committee Member
JACL Detroit Chapter