Participatory Grantmaking

KACF-SF uses a participatory grantmaking model and each year, we invite our donors and other stakeholders to participate in our grantmaking through the Community Grants Committee (CGC). Following comprehensive training, members of the CGC (volunteers with diverse personal and professional experiences) read grant proposals, visit applicant organizations under the guidance of the KACF-SF Executive Director, and make funding recommendations to a Board committee. Through the CGC, the Foundation develops a cohort of educated and engaged community volunteers, activists and strategic philanthropists.

Members of the CGC have the opportunity to learn about issues affecting the Korean American community and grassroots solutions, as well as apply their expertise and professional and personal experiences to helping the Foundation invest in our community.

Read what several members of our 2015 – 2017 CGCs had to say about their experiences here.

For more information about the 2017 CGC, please click HERE or contact us at if you have questions.

2017 CGC Members

  • Silvia Chang
  • Nuri Chang
  • Ed Chin
  • Haley Ham
  • Anna Hong
  • Phil Kang
  • Brian Kim
  • Yeuen Kim
  • Christen Lee
  • Elise Lee
  • Hyon Lee
  • June Lee
  • Junne Moy
  • So Yong Park
  • Don Shin