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The Korean American Community Foundation: COVID-19 Community Action Fund

Host Organization: The Korean American Community Foundationmdi-circle-small New York, NY, United States mdi-circle-small kacfny.org/

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KACF is unwavering in our commitment to lifting up vulnerable Korean Americans during these difficult times and ensuring their economic security in the longer term. Since the start of pandemic, we have been in close communication with our grantee partners, many of whom have remained at the frontlines during time, providing essential services to vulnerable populations. Others were forced to move their team to remote work, while finding creative ways to deliver on their important mission for the Korean American community. In March, we launched the COVID-19 Community Action Fund to provide immediate and longer-term support to our nonprofit partners.

With generous donation from the community, distributed three rounds of grants. These organizations are working in the frontline of this pandemic to provide essential services to the most vulnerable Korean Americans. The funds will be used to spearhead urgent relief efforts for individuals and families affected by COVID-19, including Korean language assistance in completing unemployment and small business applications, increased domestic violence counseling, meal delivery, a Korean language COVID-19 health hotline, mental health support, emergency cash assistance for those excluded from federal emergency payments, and shelter for homeless Korean Americans. With the funds, we will also support the important work to address growing anti-Asian racism in our community.

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The Korean American Community Foundation® transforms and empowers communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and inter-community bridge building. KACF pursues these goals through grantmaking that promotes self-sufficiency for the underserved and under-resourced, through raising awareness of needs and issues, and by fostering a culture of giving.

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