Grants Program News

Keiro’s Grants Program invests in qualified non-profit organizations and groups through a competitive, community-based review process. In its inaugural cycle, the program funded projects ranging from program support, capital improvements, core operations, and capacity building. These projects received funding based on their alignment with Keiro’s strategies and goals; ability to address a pressing need or opportunity to serve older adults and caregivers; impact on the most vulnerable older adults in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties; and cultural sensitivity unique to Japanese Americans and Japanese.

  • Go For Broke National Education Center
    Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    The Japanese American community has a lot to be proud of. In particular, the years during World War II forced our community to unite and band together to fight against oppression, against foreign enemies, and against prejudice. Despite oppression and...

  • Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center
    Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    On a warm Wednesday afternoon, tucked away in an industrial part of Long Beach, faint murmurings can be heard from outside the open doors of the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center (LBJCC). Inside the long, wood-paneled social hall …

  • Faith United Methodist Church
    Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    The parking lot of Faith United Methodist Church (FUMC) is filled with cars. At first, it may seem as if the entire congregation has convened for a Sunday morning service but today is neither Sunday, nor is there a service...

  • Orange County Buddhist Church
    Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Bright and early on Monday mornings, most folks are sitting in traffic as they head off to work. On this particular Monday, volunteers at Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC) begin…

  • Los Angeles Holiness Church - Caregiver Support Group
    Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    In a small room at the back of Los Angeles Holiness Church, a group of caregivers gather for a meeting. Most of the congregation makes their way out of the church as they go about their Sunday afternoon, but this...

  • East San Gabriel Japanese Community Center - Senior Wellness Program
    Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, Japanese American and Japanese older adults gather at the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center (ESGVJCC). When they arrive, the older adults make their way into the facility’s social hall and sit together at...

  • Japanese American Cultural and Community Center - Ukes For Little Tokyo
    Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    At the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), Chester Ikei teaches older adults how to play the ukulele as a way to bring them together and reduce some of the challenges of aging. The free class supported by Keiro...

  • Grants Program Highlights
    Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

    In April 2017, Keiro announced the recipients of the Grants Program and invested over $900,000 distributed among 44 local community organizations that pledged to purpose the funding in the pursuit of advancing Keiro’s mission: to enhance the quality of senior...