NY Nanum Foundation is committed to empowering communities that engage in the practice of philanthropy by spreading the spirit of Nanum (“Sharing & Giving”). NYNF pursues this goal through effective and collective grassroots fundraising campaigns, constructive involvement with the community, proactive community needs assessment via site visits and grant-making.
Under the motto “Beyond Charity, Toward Change,” we promote the actions of contributing times and talents of individuals and groups, while embodying a culture of giving in communities.
Established as a community foundation in 2006, the NY Nanum Foundation believes in improving lives and building strong and vibrant communities by spreading a culture of Nanum (“Sharing & Giving”). With our motto “Beyond Charity Towards Change,” the NY Nanum Foundation seeks to identify and support community service programs that effectively respond to various critical needs of the underserved in and beyond the Korean/Asian American community through collective grassroots campaigns for fundraising, constructive and proactive engagement with the community, professional grant-making, effective education for capacity building, and strategic support for community activities. In addition, the NY Nanum Foundation seeks to pass on the invaluable cultural heritage of Nanum to future generations through its own programs and activities that embody the spirit of Nanum.
The NY Nanum Foundation serves the community in the following ways:
- Grant Makers – Through strategic grantmaking, we provide financial support to community service programs that are designed to effectively meet the identified critical needs in our communities and strengthen the capacity of community based nonprofit organizations that are working to provide such services.
- Ambassadors of Philanthropy – We are committed to changing the very culture in our communities by spreading the spirit of “Sharing and Giving” – to change the way people think about charity and its impact on overall community development. By doing so, we hope to engender communities that engage in the practice of continuous sharing and giving that can bring about real changes in our lives.
- Builders and Stewards of Community Resources – We build and manage the charitable resources of donors and provide capacity-building conferences/workshops for community based service organizations, and community forums to represent the marginalized voices in our communities.