MinKwon Center for Community Action's 31st Anniversary Gala


The 2015 Standing Up for Justice Awardees



Adhikaar, meaning “rights” in Nepali, is a women-led non-profit organization working with the Nepali-speaking communities to promote human rights and social justice for all. Adhikaar is the only organization mobilizing the Nepali-speaking community to raise our voices and take collective action against injustices on issues affecting us through organizing, community education, grassroots advocacy, and leadership development.

Community Action of Safe Apartments - New Settlement Apartments (CASA)

Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA) is a membership driven tenant organizing project of New Settlement Apartments’ that works primarily in the Southwest Bronx. Its mission is to protect and maintain affordable and safe housing through collective action.  CASA organizes so that landlord harassment stops, repairs are done, people can stay in their homes, communities are stabilized, and ultimately so that people know and claim their own power.

Korean American Community Foundation (KACF)

Founded in 2002, the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF) has grown to become a trusted source of philanthropy within the Korean and Asian American communities. KACF provides grants and organizational development support to nonprofit organizations that are working to address the most pressing needs in the Korean American community and beyond. To date, KACF has awarded nearly $4.5 million in grants to community-based organizations working to empower lives and transform communities.