LOS ANGELES – Keiro announced its 2019-2020 Grants Program cycle which will award up to $250,000 to community organizations. With a continued focus on reducing social isolation, the Grants Program will support both new and ongoing programs that serve older adults and their caregivers in the Japanese American and Japanese community in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.
“Previous Keiro grants recipients have begun
pursuing various outreach and socialization programs to combat a growing threat
to older adults within our community,” says Gene S. Kanamori, Keiro president
& CEO. “Keiro is proud to support these dedicated organizations who provide
vital support to older adults and their caregivers in addressing the pressing
issue of social isolation.”
2019-2020 Grants Program will offer individual grants of up to $15,000 to qualified
applicants through a competitive, committee-driven review process. The purpose
of the Grants Program is to provide support to organizations looking to continue
and expand services that increase social connectedness among older adults and
caregivers. Priority will be given to applicant organizations with an annual
operating budget of less than $1 million. Proposals for program development,
capital improvements, capacity building, and/or core operating support will be
considered. The proposal deadline for this year’s grants cycle is Friday, August 30, 2019.
goals of Keiro’s Grants Program are to:
summer, Keiro will offer informational workshops in the community to discuss the
goals of the program and eligibility requirements, and guide prospective applicants
through the application process.
are scheduled as follows:
*Held in both English and Japanese**Can provide Japanese translation upon request
Please check our website for the latest dates and times for the workshops.Registration is required to attend the workshops, and signups will be available on Keiro’s website.Workshop Registration: Google Form Registration
For additional information regarding Keiro’s Grants Program, including downloadable grant applications, guidelines, and to register for an upcoming informational workshop, please visit www.keiro.org/grants or call 213.873.5703.
Keiro is a mission-driven organization engaged in improving the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers in the Japanese American and Japanese community of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. Keiro delivers a wide range of resources to address the challenges and barriers that aging presents: isolation, limited financial resources, complex health conditions, and cognitive and memory disabilities. Keiro also partners with companies and organizations that can expand its services and ability to reach seniors and caregivers, and participates in research and innovation work where Keiro can contribute to advancing progress in resolving the challenges of aging. Keiro is headquartered in Los Angeles.
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