Video: Celebrating the Accomplishments of Our Grantees

The Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee (MTYKL) Foundation today released a new video celebrating the work of its 2020 grantees.

In 2020, the MTYKL Foundation awarded $365,675 in grants to 16 nonprofits across the country to support a wide array of programs and initiatives furthering social justice and civic engagement.

The MTYKL Foundation was founded by current and former partners of the Minami Tamaki LLP law firm. Dale Minami, Donald Tamaki, Brad Yamauchi, Minette Kwok, and Jack W. Lee together contributed a million dollars to the foundation in 2014. The foundation has to date provided more than $725,000 in grants.

Watch the video and please share with your networks and friends. Thank you!

MTYKL Foundation and Minami Tamaki Law Firm to Donate $20,000 to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in India

The Minami Tamaki LLP law firm and the Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee (MTYKL) Foundation announced a $20,000 donation to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India.

The donation will support a May 27 fundraiser organized by the South Asian Bar Association of North America and others, with proceeds going to UNICEF, the Association for India’s Development, and Khalsa Aid. 

The Associated Press reported that India on Wednesday documented more coronavirus deaths in a single day than any other country at any time during the pandemic, while infections continued to spread through vast rural areas with weak health systems. The Health Ministry reported a record 4,529 deaths on May 19, driving India’s confirmed fatalities to 283,248. It also reported 267,334 new infections. India has more than 26 million cases. The numbers are almost certainly undercounts.

All of us at Minami Tamaki and the MTYKL Foundation mourn the devastating tragedy of coronavirus infections and deaths. Many of our employees and clients have been personally impacted with family members or friends who have passed away or been hospitalized by the virus. Our hearts go out to the South Asian community, and we hope our fundraiser will generate more awareness and support for India as it battles the virus.

“A Night of Light to Benefit India’s Covid-19 Relief Efforts” is on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PDT. The virtual event is hosted by the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) Foundation, SABA North America and 20-plus SABA Chapters and will feature TikTok comedian Zarna Garg, Asli Baat, the University of Southern California’s South Asian Fusion A Cappella group, and Reshma Saujani, South Asian activist and founder of Girls Who Code. Register for the event at or donate online at

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