UCA Community Fund (UCACF) announces today two recipients of its micro-grants
UCA Community Fund Announces Award of Microgrants to “BosTan” Talk Show and Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and Mid South
UCA Community Fund (UCACF) announces today two recipients of its microgrants approved in September 2022. They are:
1. “BosTan” Talk Show – Across the United States-50 States Chinese Community Tour
2. Photographic Exhibition about the History of Chinese Community Life by the Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and Mid South
Congratulations to “BosTan” Talk Show and Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and Mid South for receiving the grants from UCACF!
Through the Across the United States-50 States Chinese Community Tour program, the “BosTan” Talk Show’s production team will travel all over the 50 states in the United States to dig into the Chinese history of each state and explore the life of the Chinese Americans in local communities across the country in the next 5 to 8 years.
The Chinese communities spread across every corner of the 50 states in the United States. They have tenaciously survived and made great contribution to the local society across the country. By “walking into the Chinese community and conveying the voice of the Chinese”, the “BosTan” team aims to present the history, the culture, the stories, the concerns and the voices of these local communities to the world. The “BosTan” team will also take advantage of the opportunity of face-to-face interviews and the power of the media to bring UCA’s mission, vision and community projects closer to Chinese communities large and small in 50 states. The “BosTan” team is ready to start the production of the first season of the program, “Into New England” before the end of the year. The team will tour the New England region, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, to explore the history and stories of Chinese immigrants in the region, show the living conditions of modern Chinese, and interview leaders of the local Chinese organizations.
“Having documented/filmed interviews from Chinese populations across the US is a very meaningful way to preserve a lively record for our community. Displaying the end product can also promote awareness of Chinese contributions & history towards the mainstream society,” commented by the Grant Review Committee.
The Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and Mid South are preparing to celebrate the 150 years of Chinese history in Memphis and the Mid-South next year. As part of the anniversary celebration programs, they are planning a photographic exhibition about the history of Chinese community life including community organizations, schools, churches, cemeteries, and past celebrations.
“The photographic exhibition documents and preserves the Chinese Americans’ early history in the Mid-South. It will have a long-lasting impact on the Chinese Americans and good influence on the local communities. We need more efforts in preserving history of early Chinese immigrants in this country. Like to see that the exhibition not only done in Chinese community center but in community at large,” commented by the Grant Review Committee.
We welcome more local Chinese American community organizations to apply for our grants. To apply, an applicant organization just need to visit our website at ucacf.org to fill up and submit an online grant application form. The applicant project should meet the following criteria:
1. The objective of the project must be well aligned with UCA’s mission.
2. It should be a charitable startup project.
3. It should have an established project management team.
4. It should be unique and creative.
5. It should have the potential for significant and broad social impacts.
For more information about the grant eligibility criteria and grant application requirements, please visit: https://ucacf.org/.