Aratani CARE

UCLA Asian American Studies Center
Attn.: Aratani CARE
3230 Campbell Hall
Box 951546
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546

Note: Email is the best method of communication for all questions relating to the Aratani CARE award and/or technical issues.



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.

The web site and applications will be open by November 15, 2017. 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. Projects should be completed within a year or less.


Your proposal consists of four required parts. All four parts must be submitted electronically as one application. No partial submissions will be allowed:

I. Contact Information

II. Project Document

III. Budget Worksheet

IV. Aratani C.A.R.E. Co-Sponsorship Agreement and Final Report Agreement

You must prepare all documentation BEFORE applying online. All the required files/documents must be ready for upload at time of online application. You must apply online through this website only. No physical mail or email applications will be accepted.

Please note that once you submit your application online, the website will assign you an application number. Please make sure you record this number, as you will need to include this number in all future correspondence with the Aratani C.A.R.E. staff.

All four components must be submitted before your application will be considered. Please CLICK HERE TO START THE APPLICATION PROCESS. Please give yourself ample time to complete the online application process.

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