LOS ANGELES, August 2nd, 2023 – Keiro announced its 2023-2024 Grants Program cycle, which will once again focus on funding programs that enhance the quality of life for older adults and caregivers in the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.

Keiro’s Grant Program creates a network of neighborhood hubs that expand Keiro’s vision by supporting the Japanese and Japanese American community in numerous ways. This program will invest in both new and ongoing programs that enhance one or more elements of Keiro’s definition of quality of life: 

Health and wellness, purpose, connectedness, security, and autonomy. 

Applying organizations must focus on at least one of the quality of life elements that will benefit older adults and/or caregivers.

Community organizations, from churches and temples, to arts and music groups, are an integral part of the infrastructure supporting older adults and their families,” said Beverly Ito, Keiro president & CEO. “We look forward to supporting the incredible work our local communities are doing to enhance the quality of life of older adults and caregivers.”

The 2023-2024 Grants Program will offer grants up to $20,000 to qualified applicants through a competitive, committee-driven review process. Priority will be given to applicant organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $1 million, as well as programs that are recurring or periodic that provide sustained support, rather than one-time events. The application deadline for this year’s grants cycle is 5:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, October 20, 2023.

The goals of Keiro’s Grants Program are to:

  • Enhance the quality of life of older adults and their caregivers in the Japanese American and Japanese communities
    • Specifically, prioritize at least one element of Keiro’s quality of life definition while supporting and reaching out to older adults and caregivers in the community.
  • Reach out to new older adults and caregivers or reestablish existing connections while providing support through community programs and events, and increasing capacity to provide these services.
  • Promote culturally-sensitive programs and services accessible to Our Community.

Keiro will also offer three, one-hour educational online workshops to discuss eligibility requirements, the goals of the program, and to walk prospective applicants through the application process. Registration is required to attend the workshops and can be accessed at

Workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, August 24 | 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30 | 10:00 a.m.*
  • Tuesday, September 5 | 1:00 p.m.

*Denotes that the workshop will be offered in Japanese

For additional updates related to the workshops and information regarding Keiro’s Grants Program, including downloadable grant applications, guidelines, and registration for an upcoming informational workshop, please visit or email [email protected].

About Keiro

Founded in 1961, Keiro improves the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers in the Japanese American community of Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties. Keiro provides a range of culturally-sensitive programs and resources, in both English and Japanese, to meet the evolving needs of our aging community. In everything we do, we advance our mission through a person-centered, innovative, and collaborative approach. To learn more, visit