Nichi Bei to participate in Silicon Valley Gives online fundraiser May 3


Various Bay Area nonprofit organizations  are participating in Silicon Valley Gives 2016, a 24-hour online fundraiser that takes place Tuesday, May 3, and is hosted by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

These organizations include:

• The Nichi Bei Foundation, the nonprofit publisher of the Nichi Bei Weekly and organizer of the annual Soy and Tofu Festival; Films of Remembrance, an annual all-day film festival dedicated to depicting stories on the Japanese American experience during World War II; the Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage; and various author series events featuring Nikkei authors and titles.

• Asian Americans for Community Involvement, whose mission, the nonprofit says, is to “improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families, and the Asian community.” (

• Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service, a nonprofit senior center that’s located in San Jose’s Japantown. According to SVGives, “since its inception, SVGives has raised $15.8 million,” with more than 30,000 donors and more than 1,500 nonprofits having participated.

Donations are tax-deductible and non-refundable. People will be able to donate to an organization of their choice, with donations starting at $10. Donations may be made by credit card or debit card. Donations will be received and receipted by Razoo Foundation. A flat rate of “5.9% plus .30 cents” will be omitted from each donation, to cover the credit card processing and fees.

For more information about donating to the Nichi Bei Foundation, call (415) 673-294-4655 or e-mail

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