Organizations


We are here to support the believers, do-ers, and innovators of our community. 

We love creative projects, start-ups and risk takers, but we also want to make sure you're thinking for the new generation, for the future of our families and the sustainability of our community.


Eligibility and Priority

NGNF will seek out Japantown-based organizations that engage in community projects supporting the NGNF mission and falls within one of the priorities listed below:

FY 18-19 Priority 1
FY 18-19 Priority 2
For FY 18-19, NGNF will NOT be funding:

Selection

Funded organizations are chosen by the following process:

NGNF Members will review submitted applications using the following five criteria:

  1. Sustainability of Organization
  2. Cause
  3. Projected Impact
  4. Long Term Implication
  5. Ability to Connect Japantowns

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to any NGNF Member(s) for feedback on their applications prior to the submission deadline on September 30, 2018 and/or after they are reviewed on January 5, 2019.




FY 17-18 Grantees


Sj jr yba
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
San Jose
Project:
Program: Jr. YBA Summer Program
Awarded:
$2,500

Japantownprepared
Japantown Community Congress of San Jose
San Jose
Project:
Japantown Prepared!
Awarded:
$2,500

Cherryblossom
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
San Francisco
Project:
Scavenger Hunt
Awarded:
$2,000

Sjt
San Jose Taiko
San Jose
Project:
Echoes into the Future
Awarded:
$2,000

Kizuna
Kizuna Little Tokyo
Los Angeles
Project:
When I'm in J-Town Children's Book
Awarded:
$1,000



FY 16-17 Grantees


E7s
Empire Seven Studios
San Jose
Project:
Japantown Art Walk
Awarded:
$1,500

Cats
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS)
San Jose
Project:
J-Town Community TV
Awarded:
$1,500

Jamsj
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
San Jose
Project:
Music for the People: Documenting Sansei Music of the 1970s
Awarded:
$3,500

Nihonmachi street fair san francisco
Nihonmachi Street Fair
San Francisco
Project:
44th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair
Awarded:
$3,500



FY 15-16 Grantees


Lotus preschool san jose
Lotus Preschool
San Jose
Project:
Artist in Residence
Awarded:
$5,000

Kizuna
Kizuna
Los Angeles
Project:
YouthCAN
Awarded:
$5,000

Jcccnc
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
San Francisco
Project:
Baachan's Kitchen
Awarded:
$2,500

Yu ai kai san jose
Yu-Ai Kai
San Jose
Project:
New Generation Internship program
Awarded:
$2,500


FY 14-15 Grantees


Ltcc
Little Tokyo Community Council
Los Angeles
Project:
Sustainable Little Tokyo
Awarded:
$5,000

Sjt
San Jose Taiko Group, Inc.
San Jose
Project:
Collegiate Taiko Intensive
Awarded:
$5,000

Tnp
Tuesday Night Project
Los Angeles
Project:
Tuesday Night Café
Awarded:
$2,500

Jcyc
Japanese Community Youth Council
San Francisco
Project:
Nikkei Community Internship
Awarded:
$2,500