Foundation Grants

JASC is proud to have been chosen by local and nationally recognized foundations supporting our ongoing programs.

Chick sexers, ca. 1949. Employment opportunities were somewhat scarce, and many new Chicago residents became chick sexers. The National Chick Sexing School advertised regularly in the Chicago Japanese American Year Book and promised “big paying jobs.”


Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
– Legacy Center Archives
Awarded July 2018





Ishida-Winifred Foundation
– Out-of-the-House Program
Awarded August 2018


Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago Foundation
– Tampopo Kai Program & Elementary School-Age Japanese Language Program
Awarded October 2018




School meeting in Whitefish, ca. 1926. Cho is far left, holding Fumi. Yuki is sitting, right of her mother Cho.

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation/ MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture
– Legacy Center Archives
Awarded December 2013



Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Community Fund

Awarded August 2017



– Tampopo Kai, Donguri Kai and Children’s Language Classes

Awarded August 2018


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