Grants News

Generations Coming Together – Pasadena Nikkei Seniors

Members of the Pasadena Nikkei Seniors group have noticed an incredible change within their organization, after three years of participating in the Keiro Grants program. From The Dodgers Stadium outings…

Sharing the Japanese American National Museum’s Treasures with the Community

Since its inception in 1985, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) has been able to chronicle more than 130 years of Japanese American history. Along with its award-winning exhibits and…

The New Bus for Exploration – Nikkei Senior Gardens –

Nikkei Senior Gardens’ new passenger bus is just one month old, but it is already hitting the road around Los Angeles almost daily. With a smoother ride and space for…

Christ Episcopal Church – Grassroots Efforts to Provide a Place for the Community

Christ Episcopal Church in Redondo Beach hosts its weekly Fureai (“connectedness”) program, which is regularly attended by close to 30 older adult participants. Every Wednesday, the program provides activities such…

The Otomodachi Outreach – The Phone Book that Re-invigorated Friendships

The Otomodachi Outreach Program began at the First Presbyterian Church, Altadena in 2018, with the purpose of reconnecting members who have been inactive for years with old friends and with…

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The Class that Brought Change: First Presbyterian Church Altadena

Read about how First Presbyterian Church Altadena identified a fall hazard through a Keiro Class, which allowed them to apply for Keiro’s Grants Program.

2018 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2018 cycle of Keiro’s Grants Program! Keiro is looking forward to working with all 30 of these organizations to help reduce social isolation…

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The Difference an Accessible Bathroom can Make – Pasadena Buddhist Temple

Finding the Reason for Decreasing Participation For more than 58 years, Pasadena Buddhist Temple has been a place not only for practitioners of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, but also a gathering…

Addressing the Needs of Their Community – Orange County Japanese American Association

Comprehensive Services that Support Members For over 30 years, Orange County Japanese American Association has offered cultural and social services for the area’s Japanese-speaking community. OCJAA is the place for…

Continuing Education for Nikkei Widowed – A Place to Feel Connected

  A Mini Craft Show and Tell On a Saturday morning in October, members of Continuing Education for Nikkei Widowed (CENW) gathered at the Gardena-Torrance Baptist Church for a special…