The George and Sakaye Aratani "Community Advancement Research Endowment," or Aratani C.A.R.E., awards are designed to promote projects that will benefit and advance Japanese American communities. Projects that strengthen the ties between UCLA faculty, students, and staff and the Japanese American community will receive particular consideration. Non-profit organizations and qualified individuals are invited to apply for awards that average between, but which are not limited to, $1000 to $5000.
Please note our stipulation that all recipients MUST list and acknowledge UCLA's Asian American Studies Center and the Aratani C.A.R.E. Award as Sponsors or Co-Sponsors in all Public Relations, program announcements and programs, so that the spirit of the intent of Mr. and Mrs. Aratani be honored and preserved.
Applications are accepted starting October 01, 2020. The deadline for the year of 2021 Aratani C.A.R.E. awards is December 11, 2020. Award recipients will be announced in January 2021. Projects should be completed within a year or less.
Please review the Guidelines, Funding Information and Restrictions, and FAQs sections before applying. Applications must be submitted through this online application website. No physical mail or email applications will be accepted.