Participate in KACF-SF’s Grantmaking with the 2018 CGC!


We are pleased to invite you to join the 2018 Community Grants Committee (CGC), KACF-SF’s participatory grantmaking committee. Members of the CGC are all volunteers who work in small teams to review grant applications, gather information during site visits, and make recommendations for funding that will be considered by the KACF-SF Board of Directors.  

As a member of the CGC, you will have the opportunity to learn about issues affecting the Korean American community and grassroots solutions, as well as apply your own expertise and professional/personal experience in helping the Foundation invest in our community.  Read about experiences from members of our past CGC here.

To be considered for the CGC, we ask that you complete and submit an application by Monday, September 3, 2018

To ensure that you have the optimal experience and are fully prepared for the work of the Committee, you must commit to attending the two (2) in-person meetings listed below; participating in at least one site visit to which you will be assigned as part of a team; and participating in one or two conference calls with your team to discuss the assigned proposal prior to the site visit and to discuss recommendations following the site visit. The meetings are mandatory.

Site visits usually occur on weekdays during business hours and may require you to take a half day off from work per site visit. Site visits will take place throughout the Bay Area and location details will be provided at a later date. We will make every effort to match you with a site visit location that is as convenient for you as possible.

CGC Kick-Off/Orientation and Issues Briefing Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, 7 PM – 9 PM * Venue TBD
Learn about KACF-SF’s mission and grantmaking strategies and gain tools to conduct effective and thoughtful site visits, and learn about KACF-SF’s program priority areas, the work being done in the community in these issue areas, and best practices in delivering effective programs.

Conduct Site Visits
October 8 – 26, 2018 (approximate dates)
Each site visit takes approximately 3.5 to 4 hours (approximately 2.5 to 3 hours for the site visit itself, plus travel to and from location). Site visits usually occur on weekdays during business hours. Please note that it may require you to take a half day from work to do one site visit. Teleconferencing will not be an option.

Grants Recommendation Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 10 AM – 2 PM
Each team presents on the organization(s) visited and makes funding recommendations.


If you are interested in joining the CGC, please complete and submit the online application form by Monday, September 3.  

CGC members will be selected to reflect diversity in professional and life experiences. There are limited openings on the Committee and priority will be given to those individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to KACF-SF and its work in the community. All applicants will be notified of their status by Sept. 1st.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lina Park at or Saly Lee at