2016-2017 Grantee Partners

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
Behavioral Health Outreach, Education, Referral & Counseling
Grant Amount: $25,000

AACI is the largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community in Santa Clara County (SCC). Their mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of community members through an array of services and programs for the largely low-income, immigrant, and limited English proficient. The KACF-SF grant supports education, outreach and referral services to increase acceptance of and access to mental health services by Korean American community members in SCC.

API Legal Outreach (APILO)
Safe Futures for Survivors of Violence
Grant Amount: $30,000
APILO is a community-based social justice organization serving the Asian & Pacific Islander and other communities. Areas of focus include: violence against women/family law, immigrant rights, elder abuse prevention, & youth violence prevention. Holistic legal, social & education services are provided in more than a dozen languages including Korean. The KACF-SF grant enhances APILO’s legal and social services for Korean survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking, and expands community education and advocacy efforts. (See Grantee Spotlight below)

Asian Health Services (AHS)
Health and Wellbeing for Koreans (HAWK)
Grant Amount: $30,000
AHS provides access to affordable and comprehensive health care for mostly immigrant and refugee Asian communities in the East Bay. Services are provided in 12 Asian languages, including Korean. KACF-SF's grant supports a new project to raise awareness and discussion within the Korean American community around mental health issues. Community outreach and education efforts include creating video vignettes and a video screening and community discussion aimed at decreasing stigma and increasing access to mental health services.

Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS)
Improving Language Access Materials & Support Services
Grant Amount: $14,000
AWS provides emergency shelter, crisis line, and individualized wrap-around support services for survivors of domestic violence. Their Multilingual Access Model Program offers services in 42 languages including Korean, through a network of trained Language Advocates.  The KACF-SF grant supports the creation and dissemination of translated materials in Korean to empower survivors to make critical decisions about seeking services and benefitting from in-shelter services.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area (BBBSBA)
Korean American Youth Mentoring
Grant Amount: $10,000
BBBSBA seeks to give all children in the Bay Area who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. The KACF-SF grant allows BBBSBA to expand their successful model to the Korean American community. The pilot project explores creating a targeted mentoring program to match underserved, vulnerable Korean American children with Korean American adults to support positive youth development.

Korean American Community Services of Silicon Valley (KACS)
General Operations/Capacity Building
Grant Amount: $30,000

KACS is the largest community-based non-profit organization serving Korean Americans in the South Bay focused on serving the underprivileged. KACS programs largely serve the elderly, low-income families and individuals, recent immigrants and youth. The KACF-SF grant strengthens KACS’s organizational capacity, with an emphasis on leadership development and strategic planning; enhancing programs for  and outreach to low-income seniors; and improving branding and communications. (See Grantee Spotlight below)

Korean American Senior Citizens League of Santa Clara County (KASCL)
General Operations/Capacity Building
Grant Amount: up to $25,000
KASCL's mission is to keep Korean American seniors healthy and active by providing weekday lunches, exercise and enrichment classes, social service counseling, and citizenship preparation.  The KACF-SF grant enhances the center’s ability to professionalize its operations and expand their programs and services for seniors in Santa Clara County.

Korean American Senior Services, Inc. (KASSI)
General Operations/Capacity Building
Grant Amount: up to $25,000
KASSI seeks to improve the quality of life for Korean seniors living in San Francisco through services and programs, including engaging them as community service volunteers, running a food distribution program, serving lunches, and organizing social and community events. The KACF-SF grant supports the organization’s capacity to strengthen operations and improve services provided to Korean seniors in San Francisco.

Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB)
K-Stories, Our Stories
Grant Amount: $30,000
KCCEB’s mission is to empower the Korean and other immigrant communities in the Bay Area through education, advocacy, services, and the development of community-based resources. The KACF-SF grant enables an innovative pilot project aimed at increasing community outreach and engagement around mental health, reducing stigma, and developing culturally-responsive strategies to increase willingness of Koreans to seek mental health care. This community empowerment project blends Korean drama viewing and discussion with leadership development, and involves collaboration with AHS.

LifeLine of Northern California (NCLL)
General Operations
Grant Amount: $5,000
NCLL was founded in 2008, based on an international organization and model for providing phone-based crisis support. NCLL provides a safe space for Koreans to share their struggles and challenges and to be connected to other resources as needed. Free telephone crisis support and counseling is provided in Korean by trained volunteers. The KACF-SF grant will help NCLL increase awareness of their services and strengthen operations.


Grantee Spotlight


2015-2016 Grantee Partners

Asian Health Services (AHS)

Korean American Community Services, Inc. of Silicon Valley (KACS)

Korean American Senior Citizens League of Santa Clara (KASCL)

Korean American Senior Services, Inc. (KASSI)

Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB)

2014-2015 Grantee Partners