New Generation Nikkei Fund (NGNF) San Jose Launch
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
San Jose, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come hang out, hear what we are all about and help make a difference in a Japantown near you!!! After the event you can enjoy the San Jose Obon festival which officially opens at 2pm.
NGNF was founded by Japanese American individuals representing the young adult/professional age group and next generation of communitystakeholders. We aim to improve collaboration and communication amongst Japantowns and Nikkei communities, introduce and educate young Nikkei about Japanese American and Japantown organizations. We aim to cultivate a culture of giving and starting a movement to build a new donor base for the future of the community
* We will be accepting donations at our event. Cash or Credit Card preferred.
More information about NGNF: http://aapip.org/NGNF
When & Where
New Generation Nikkei Fund
...foster a culture of giving and volunteerism amongst Japanese American and Asian American young professionals
...enhance collaboration and communication amongst Japantowns and existing Nikkei communities at large
...support Japantown or Nikkei community based organizations with a grant(s) and a new generation of donors
NGNF is a member of the AAPIP National Giving Circle Network and is fiscally hosted by the Tides Foundation.
50% of NGNF funds to be decided by Donor votes:
Donors who give a minimum of $25 or more (“Donor(s)”) qualify for one vote at one time for the funding cycle. Qualifying donors can vote on one project from the Shortlist which will be determined by the 9 Members in December. Other than meeting the $25 minimum, the right to vote is not tied to donation amount; all donors are allowed one vote each.
Cash donations preferred; credit card donations available soon
Remaining 50% to Members’ Decision-Making:
All 9 Members are required to attend an allocation meeting to discuss and review applications in detail to determine the recipient of the remaining 50% of NGNF funds. All allocation decisions are consensus-based. Should a 100% agreement not be achieved after initial deliberation, a supermajority of 80% of the 9 Members will be used. Project applications will be evaluated based on the overall quality of the application, alignment of the project with NGNF’s mission, justification of budget, and originality in video presentation. To avoid conflict of interest, NGNF Members affiliated with applicant organizations are required to recuse themselves from discussions as necessary.
2014-2015 NGNF Members:
Lost Angeles - Kim Kawasaki, Sean Miura, Stacy Toyota
San Jose - Ellen Kamei, Matt Ogawa, Tamiko Rast
San Francisco - Aya Ino, Haruka Roudebush, Kiyomi Tanaka
OUR FOCUS/PRIORITY for 2014-2015
NGNF will seek out Japantown-based organizations that engage in projects that are innovative and/or non-traditional, with respect to the needs, interests, and capacities of organizations. The scope of “Japantown-based organizations” comports with landmarked, historically preserved areas. There are currently three Japantowns in California, in San Francisco, San Jose, and in Los Angeles.
APPLY FOR NGNF FUNDING AND GET TO KNOW OUR NEW DONORS
Eligible organizations will apply following the announcement for applications in November. The application is two parts: (1) a brief overview of the organization, project (not to exceed two pages), budget and (2) a one-minute, smart-phone recorded video that has not been professionally edited explaining funding needs for the project.
Funded organizations are chosen by the following process: 1) the primary decision made by Donors’ votes, which guarantees the top organization(s) 50% of NGNF funds and 2) the remaining 50% of funds will be left to the decision-making of the 9 Members.
Funded organization(s) will receive 50% of NGNF funds (or amount requested on application) and a listing of NGNF donors from the funding cycle.