MEET OUR GRANTEES
MEET OUR 2020 GRANTEE RECIPIENTS (in alphabetical order)
Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV)
Development of Leadership of Asian Public Housing in Western Queens
CAAAV’s mission is to build grassroots power across low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities for the preservation of rent-stabilized housing, address issues in public housing in our communities and enact institutional change for racial, gender, and economic justice. Funding will support the development of leadership of Asian public housing residents in western Queens.
Damayan Migrant Workers Association
Empower Low-Wage Filipino Immigrant Workers in the Current Time
Damayan’s mission is to provide critical services to low-wage Filipino workers, particularly domestic workers. This program provides outreach, conducts Know Your Rights training, legal clinics, critical services and empowerment of low-wage workers and survivors of labor and human trafficking and their families.
EnoB delivers “edutainment” or educational entertainment to patients who are physically impaired, hospitalized or economically disadvantaged. EnoB has served approximately 25,000 individuals through a total of 350 volunteer-based outreach events in the tri-state area. Funding will support EnoB’s musical outreach program through which it provides high-quality, free- admission concerts for the elderly, their family members and patients.
Family Touch USA
Single Parent Family Empowerment Program
This program provides a safe space for single-parent families to share their struggles with each other. It is offered to 10 single parents for 8 consecutive weeks, teaching parenting principles and communication skills. Children learn social and leadership skills and families participate in Family Camp and have access to counseling for additional support, including individual counseling and art therapy.
Joyful Learning After-School Program
This program provides quality education through individualized homework assistance and tutoring services for children and youth from low-income immigrant families who are experiencing academic delays due to the lack of educational opportunities or cultural barriers. The program includes English and Math tutoring sessions, Art/Science Projects, Music, Theater and Chess classes for students from 1st grade to 8th grade.
Korean American Civic Empowerment for Community, Inc. (KACE)
Legal Task Force to Protect Immigrants
KACE works to empower and mobilize the Korean American community to take action locally, nationally and internationally to address communal concerns. It has registered more than 40,000 new Korean American voters in NY and NJ and has organized Korean Americans to advocate civil rights and protect community interests. This program provides legal services and educational programs through volunteer lawyers.
Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) (sponsored by SouthPole Foundation)
Funding will support building collaborative partnerships with clergy to identify and reach Korean Americans in New York City and Bergen County, NJ who have suffered domestic violence or related crimes of sexual assault, relationship violence, sex trafficking and child abuse. KAFSC’s mission is to support and empower individuals to lead safe and healthy lives based on dignity, compassion and mutual respect and is committed to prevent domestic violence and relationship abuse.
Photography Project featuring Small Business Owners in Flushing, New York
KoreanAmericanStory.org captures, creates, preserves and shares the stories of the Korean American experience through storytelling in all forms. In this project, 10 Korean American small business owners in Flushing will be photographed and their corresponding narrative documented, culminating in an exhibition that will instill a sense of pride among Korean American small business owners and authentically honor their Korean American Story.
Korean Community Center (KCC)
ASD Job Bridge & Raise Your Hands
KCC has implemented a series of programs to address various issues of families with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) adult, including the launching of two new programs: “ASD Job Bridge” assists individuals with autism to find employment by building a pool of potential employers.
“Raise Your Hands” cultivates an ASD-specialized volunteer community by providing professional training and advocacy.
Korean Language Foundation (KLF)
Nurturing Certified Korean Language Teachers in US Public Schools
KLF’s objective is to encourage public school systems to offer Korean language and culture classes and to recruit and develop teachers. To date, KLF has successfully launched Korean language classes in 11 public schools in NJ, NY and Illinois and has sponsored 51 Korean language teacher candidates to obtain a Korean Language certificate – 19 have obtained certifications and 17 presently hold Korean teaching positions at public schools.
New Beginning for Special Needs (NBSN)
NBSN Saturday Program
The NBSN Saturday Program teaches children with intellectual and developmental disabilities appropriate social skills, communication skills and self-advocacy led by specialists. Activities include arts and crafts, music therapy, yoga and games designed to build skillsets in the areas of problem-solving, self-help, social interactions, adaptive living, and leisure.
New York Nanoom House
The Addiction Counseling and Healing Seminar
The NY Nanoom House operates a shelter for 20-30 homeless individuals with a goal of providing addiction healing programs and seminars led by licensed additional professionals. Funds will go toward sponsoring additional counseling and healing seminars.
Past Nanum Grantee Partners
- Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence
- Sakhi for South Asian Women
- Korean American Youth Assistance Coalition Inc. (KAYAC)
- Korean American Youth Foundation (KAYF)
- Garden of Hope
- Jesus Love House Mission
- Child Center of NY
- Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)
- American Wheat Mission in New Jersey
- APEX for Youth
- Asian Americans for Equality
- Asian Professional Extension
- AWCA’s Grace Hotline
- Brooklyn Elder Korean-American Foundation
- Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)
- Community Fund for Manhattan
- Community Senior Center of Flushing (CSCF)
- Child Center of New York
- Day One
- EnoB, Inc.
- Family Touch
- FGS Korean Community Center FGS (KCC)
- Hamilton Madison House
- Hana Mission
- Jabiwon Social Services Center
- Korean American Family Services Center (KAFSC)
- Korean American Senior Citizens Association of New Jersey
- Korean American Senior Citizens Association of New York
- Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS)
- Korean-American Special Education Network (KASPED)
- Korean American Behavioral Health Association (KABHA)
- Mil Al Mission in New York
- MinKwon Center for Community Action
- Post 21
- Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College
- Service and Education for Korean American (SEKA)
- South Asian Council for Social Services
- The Asian American Writer’s Workshop
- Women In Need Center (formerly Rainbow Center)
- YWCA of Queens
- AHL Foundation