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FY 2015-2016 REPORT : 300 DONORS & $15K GRANTED

Year two: Continuing our work!

 
 

For our second year, it was a little easier explaining what NGNF was doing in the community and who benefitted from our work.  We met in San Jose for the allocations meeting, and selected from 13 organization applications.

 
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LOTUS PRESCHOOL

Artist In Residence

NGNF is proud to have presented Lotus Preschool with a grant last year in the amount of $5,000 towards their Artist in Residence program to engage young children with Japanese/Japanese American arts and culture and to create a curriculum guide for the Lotus staff and greater San Jose Japantown community.

Matt, Lotus Preschool's Lynne Yamaichi, Ellen and Tamiko

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Sean, Kim, STACY, AAPIP'S NOELLE ITO (TOP RIGHT CORNER) AND KIZUNA'S CRAIG ISHII (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER)

KIZUNA

YouthCAN

NGNF is proud to have supported Kizuna's YouthCAN program in FY 15-16 with a grant in the amount of $5,000 to grow its facilitation team, find a permanent venue for the program, and continue to upgrade the curriculum about Japanese American history, community action, leadership, and philanthropy, so participants will leave with an investment in Little Tokyo and the larger Japanese American community.

 
 

JAPANESE CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTER OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Baachan's Kitchen

For our last funding cycle, NGNF was pleased to fund the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)'s Baachan's Kitchen program with a $2,500 grant, a bi-monthly series of low-cost communal dinners/cooking classes targeting the young professional demographic, featuring one to two baachans (grandmothers) from the local SF Japantown community who shared and taught Japanese American family recipes and comfort foods!

Ryan, JCCCNC'S MATT OKADA, DONNA ONG-KIMURA, PAUL OSAKI, Haruka and Kiyomi

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Matt, Ellen, Yu-Ai Kai's Ryan Kawamoto and tamiko

YU-AI KAI

New Generation Internship Program

Another dedicated organization NGNF funded last year was Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center's New Generation Internship program in the amount of $2,500! This program provided an opportunity for young adults to experience the variety of programs and services held at Yu-Ai Kai by allowing a rotation through departments to be able to apply their knowledge and experience to leadership roles and responsibilities.

 
 
 

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