LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2023 – Keiro announced the recipients of its 2022-2023 Grants Program cycle, awarding $300,000 in funds to support 32 nonprofit organizations. This year, emphasis was placed on supporting new and ongoing programs that enhance one or more of the following quality of life elements defined by Keiro: Health/wellness, purpose, connectedness, security, and autonomy.

“It truly takes a community to care for our older adults, and Keiro values community organizations that provide impactful programs and services that align with our mission,” said Beverly Ito, president & CEO of Keiro. “Through the grants program, Keiro is excited to be able to build a more supportive community network to promote healthy aging and purposeful living.”

The Keiro Grants Program funds qualified nonprofit, community-based organizations, that serve the Japanese American and Japanese older adult and caregiver populations. An independent review committee, composed of community members with diverse backgrounds, careers, and fields of expertise, evaluated the proposals.

Nancy Okubo from the Grants Review Committee said, “It was a privilege for me to be able to serve on the committee. During the review process, we saw so many community partners in the three service counties who are working to ensure the overall health (physical, mental, emotional) of older adults. Since these organizations know their members best, they have designed programs that cater to their group with care and empathy. They work hard to ensure that the older adults and caregivers of our communities can maintain a good quality of life, and be able to enjoy what our community has to give.”

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  • Cerritos Baptist Church
  • CharanPoran USA, Inc.
  • Chatsworth West United Methodist Church
  • Continuing Education for the Nikkei Widowed, Inc.
  • East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center
  • First Presbyterian Church Altadena
  • Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
  • Hearts of Lavender
  • Japanese American Centenarian Spirit
  • Japanese American Christian Chapel
  • Leisure Club at ESGVJCC
  • Little Tokyo Nutrition Services
  • Long Beach Buddhist Church
  • Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center
  • Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple BWA
  • Los Angeles Men’s Glee Club
  • Makoto Taiko
  • Orange County Buddhist Church
  • Orange County Japanese American Association
  • Oxnard Buddhist Temple
  • Pasadena Buddhist Temple
  • Pasadena Nikkei Seniors
  • Sakura Chorus
  • San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center
  • Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
  • Venice Japanese Community Center
  • Ventura County JACL
  • Visual Communications
  • West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple
  • West Los Angeles United Methodist Church
  • Zenshuji Soto Mission

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.