The San Francisco-based Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee (MTYKL) Foundation announced in February 2016 that it has awarded a total of $100,000 to nonprofit organizations involved in immigrant rights and advocacy. The foundation awarded $10,000 to ten nonprofit organizations, most based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The MTYKL Foundation’s Immigrant Rights Initiative supports organizations advancing and protecting the rights of our vulnerable immigrant communities. The Foundation intends to support existing efforts to re-shape the national debate on issues such as DACA, family detention, new statewide legislation, and human trafficking.
“We urgently need to fight back against the madness of racist insults and demeaning attacks on immigrants in this country,” said MTYKL Foundation director Minette Kwok. “The hostility is aggravated by inflammatory comments by demagogues using immigrants to advance their own political aspirations.”
Through this initiative, the MTYKL Foundation is encouraging the grantees to explore opportunities to collaborate with one another to achieve the greatest impact in combatting this dangerous anti-immigrant trend undermining the charitable and democratic values of our country.