Founded in 1962, the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit civic leadership organization whose mission is to represent and empower the Korean American community of Los Angeles County. We aim to protect and advocate for the rights and interests of our community, foster amicable relations and cultural exchange between Korea and the U.S., and promote interaction and understanding between the Korean American and a multitude of diverse ethnic communities. We serve over 40,000 people annually through our wide range of programs and services.
IMPACT SINCE COVID-19
Lead organization in California to assist 20,000 monolingual/limited English-proficient Korean American and neighboring community members to receive over $50 million in economic aid due to financial hardship from COVID-19. Since March 2020, our doors have remained open to triage upwards of 300 phone calls per day and a rolling waitlist of over 400 in-person appointments. Korean Americans from LA County, Orange County, San Diego, San Jose, Phoenix, and Las Vegas visit KAFLA for help; many out-of-state Korean Americans call seeking assistance.
Raised and distributed $443,000 through our COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide direct hardship assistance to 405 undocumented immigrants, 564 low-income families, and 52 small business owners impacted by looting amid recent protests. All proceeds go directly to community members and none are used for KAFLA’s operational costs.
Led the #StopAsianHate March & Rally in Koreatown with more than 40 community-based partner organizations and 2,000 participants demonstrating unwavering solidarity to combat anti-Asian hate.
Led a 100-car Caravan in Koreatown with more than 10 community-based partner organizations for Stop AAPI Hate.
Distributed 4,000 safety whistles and pamphlets to promote safety and awareness on how to report hate incidents.
Advocate for enacting policies and legislative solutions that better safeguard our civil rights, condemn anti-Asian sentiments, and seek justice for victims of racially motivated violence.
Produced over 300 YouTube KAFLA TV “how-to” videos on COVID19 related financial assistance (EDD, SBA, Grants, Housing), which collectively have over 2.4 million views due to the overwhelming demand.
COVID-19 Assistance, Testing, Vaccine Outreach & Relief Fund
Combat Anti-Asian Hate & Discrimination
Free Flu Vaccine Outreach Clinic
Medicare & Medi-Cal Assistance
Senior & Affordable Housing Assistance
Voter Registration & Get Out the Vote Campaign
Pro Bono Immigration & Labor Legal Clinic
Community Education & Outreach
Wilshire Center-Koreatown Community Plan
Youth Leadership Development
KAFLA Small Grants
Korean Historical Events
POPULATIONS SERVED Korean : Bangladeshi : Chinese : Filipino : Indian : Japanese: Pacific Islander : Taiwanese: Thai : Vietnamese: Latinx : Black : White : Bi/multiracial : Other