KAF fulfills its mission and vision by raising and stewarding funds in order to strategically give back to the community through the administration of grants to nonprofits whose work address the most pressing needs of our community. Our annual grant cycle is open to nonprofit organizations serving under-resourced and underserved Korean American individuals and families in the Southern California region.



Customized Giving

KAF staff will provide continual personal assistance for your specific grant making and charitable giving needs based on in-depth knowledge of the issues most pertinent to our community.

Grants & Gift Administration

Our staff takes care of all the back-end processing, paperwork, and record-keeping involved in giving grants & gifts, allowing the donor to simply experience the joy of giving.

Educational & Networking Opportunities

Throughout the year we hold special events and educational workshops for our donors exclusively. These occasions are great opportunities to meet like-minded donors and to connect with the greater community of philanthropists.

Stewardship & Transparency

In all that we do, we are dedicated to fiscal responsibility, careful stewardship, transparency, and accountability to earn the trust of our donors and the communities we serve. Accordingly, KAF's federal tax returns, audited financial statements, and other related documents are made publicly available.

Due Diligence

We exercise due diligence with each grant that is made and each organization recommended. Our unique position and close relationship to the communities we serve allow us to connect donors to projects of interest. Based on donor priorities, our staff can assist donors in identifying and vetting grantees to effectively meet donor's goals.

Investment Management

Donors are offered a variety of investment options depending upon individual philanthropic goals and time horizons. Assets are thoughtfully diversified in order to mitigate risk while maximizing resources.


To demonstrate a commitment to transparency and accountability within the Korean American Foundation, we make our corporate documents readily available to all who are interested. All of the following documents are accessible: 

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