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FY 2016-2017 REPORT: 350 DONORS & $10K GRANTED

Year three: All in one place.

 
 

For our third year of allocation meetings, the entire team finally made it to San Francisco at the JACL National Headquarters to decide which of the 8 applying organizations were to receive NGNF funding.

 
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JAPANESE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF SAN JOSE

Music for the People: Documenting Sansei Music of the 1970s

Congratulations to the Japanese American Museum of San Jose for their grant awarded in the amount of $3,500, voted 1st place by our over 150 donors from FY 16-17! JAMsj will use their grant funds to document how Sansei music in the 1970s influenced Japantown San Jose through the collective story of Asian American music, identity and community activism. JAMsj will also support the training of younger members of the community who will record interviews and performances of Sansei artists, and be involved in the creation of a museum exhibit.

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Ellen, Tamiko, Matt and JAMsj's Jim Nagareda

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NIHONMACHI STREET FAIR

44th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair

Congratulations to the Nihonmachi Street Fair crew for their grant awarded in the amount of $3,500 towards their 44th annual festival held in San Francisco's Japantown the weekend of August 5 & 6! NSF plans to use their grant funds to continue building, encouraging, and mentoring the volunteer spirit of their committee members and youth of the Japanese American and greater Asian American communities to ensure the community festival continues on into future generations. Keep up the great work, NSF!

 
 

CONTEMPORARY ASIAN THEATER SCENE (CATS)

J-town Community TV

The next grantee we'd like to recognize is the J-Town Community TV, fiscally hosted by Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS) based in San Jose Japantown. J-Town Community TV will use their grant awarded in the amount of $1,500 toward 1) expanding their viewership and influence to include more young people in particular and in general the broader Japanese American and Asian American communities, and 2) to expand their staffing and production capacity.

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Matt, J-town Community TV's Duane Kubo, Ellen and Tamiko

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empire seven studios

Japantown Artwalk

Congratulations to Empire Seven Studios for their grant awarded in the amount of $1,500 towards the Japantown Artwalk program! E7S will use their grant toward marketing materials for Japantown Artwalk - to further develop their website, printed flyers, ads, and pamphlet - in order to strengthen collaborative efforts among small businesses, showcase vibrant arts and cultures, and continue to encourage new visitors to San Jose's Japantown.

 
 
 

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