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Aratani C.A.R.E. Awards

Grants to California Nonprofits and Individuals for Programs
that Strengthen the Japanese American Community's Ties to UCLA

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Foundation / Corporation

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George and Sakaye Aratani Community Advancement Research Endowment (C.A.R.E.) and UCLA Asian American Studies Center

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Grants averaging between $1,000 to $5,000 to California nonprofits and individuals for projects that advance and benefit Japanese American communities. Eligible projects are those that promote ties between the Japanese American community and UCLA staff, faculty, and students.

Funds may be used for direct project costs such as project materials, (limited) domestic mileage, printing and photocopying, informational community forums, data collection, database development, data management, and transcription costs.

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GrantWatch ID#: 165592

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards average between, but are not limited to, $1,000 to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The period for completing your proposed project cannot exceed 12 months, and support cannot be requested for an event completed prior to the application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations and qualified individuals are invited to apply.

Funds MAY NOT be used or requested for:

-UCLA faculty or staff time, salary support, benefits, course buy-outs, or other direct or indirect compensation
-Community partner (non-profit organization) individual or staff salary/benefits support, compensation, bonus payments, or other remuneration
-Consultant payments to the campus partner or the community partner
-Any equipment purchase, leases, and rentals.
-Tangible non-inventorial theft-sensitive property having a useful life of more than one year, in the range of $200-$4,999
-Core operating support for existing programs: core operating support for general operations of an existing program or organization
-Automobile, truck, van, or other transport vehicle purchase, rental, lease, or sub-lease
-Space, property, real estate, real estate lease(s); sub-lease(s) or purchase
-Capital improvements and/or space renovation, retro-fitting, code upgrades
-Capital campaign(s) or construction projects
-Loan forgiveness, loan payments; deficit clearing, debt reduction, or retirement of debts
-Citizen and cultural exchanges
-Travel to the United States from other countries or from the United States to other countries
-Humanitarian aid or social services
-School tuitions or scholarships
-Political activities or campaigns
-Attempts to support, change, lobby, or otherwise influence specific legislation, and/or ballot measures
-Indirect costs or administrative overhead
-Fundraising drives
-Honorary or visiting positions (such as performers in residence or scholar in residence)
-Support of parent organizations or headquarter offices or their activities
-Labor relations costs
-Advertising and public relations costs
-Fines and penalties
-Interest and investment costs
-Alcoholic beverages
-Recruiting costs
-Selling and marketing costs
-Defense and prosecution of criminal and civil proceedings, claims, appeals, and patent infringement
-Losses on sponsored agreements or contracts
-Donations and contributions
-Goods and services for personal use
-Insurance against defects (costs incurred to correct defects in the awardees materials or workmanship)
-Pre-agreement costs (costs incurred prior to the effective date of the award agreement)

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the year of 2018 Aratani C.A.R.E. awards is December 31, 2017. Award recipients will be announced by late January 2018/early February 2018.

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Funding restrictions:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: The UCLA community