Sakura Foundation

Our mission is to sustain the Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple & celebrate Japanese and Japanese American heritage, culture & community

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Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

Our Japanese American culture permeates our
intentions, events and programming

The mission of Sakura Foundation is to sustain the Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple and celebrate Japanese and Japanese American heritage, culture and community. The non profit foundation was established in 2014 as a result of the re-organization of Tri-State Buddhist Church Apartments, Inc. and Sakura Square.

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Statement from Sakura Foundation

Sakura Foundation stands with the Black community and raises its voice in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. We collectively grieve the loss of life, hardship, and discrimination that has been occurring disproportionately in the Black community for centuries. We know all too well the damage that is done when history and compassion are negated and systemic racism is tolerated and unchallenged. There is no place in our world for intolerance, inequality, and hatred.

Racism is real. Racism causes harm. Racism must be confronted and changed.

We can all take action in this fight for equality. There are many paths to supporting the BLM movement and improving our community. Whether it’s marching alongside our Black brothers and sisters, making a donation to an organization whose mission supports BLM, talking with our family members about racism, educating ourselves through books and documentaries, voting for candidates who support equality or just simply doing an act of kindness – we can all make a difference in meaningful ways. We will not be complicit in silence and stand by as Black members of our community suffer brutality and hate stemming from generations of entrenched racism that pervades the fabric of our daily lives.

Many resources are available to better understand how we got here and what we can do to fight for equality. Hard conversations will likely take place, but they will be accompanied by opportunities for growth and connection.

We are stronger together. Let’s open our minds and hearts and work toward change together.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Preserving Our Japanese Heritage

True to our charitable mission, we are committed to preserving our Japanese and Japanese American heritage and culture by supporting the community through programs, events, grants and scholarships.

We remember and honor the hard work and dedication of those who built our community.

Our Japanese American culture permeates our intentions, events and programming.

Our commitment to enhancing and embracing our community is steadfast.





Sakura Foundation established its grant program to support Colorado non-profit organizations and activities which take place within the State of Colorado.



Sakura Foundation Scholarships acknowledge high school seniors who have made meaningful contributions to the Japanese American community.



The Mirai Generations Leadership Program (MGLP) encourages participants to connect, inspire, and act within the Japanese American community.



Cultural events and activities are impactful ways that Sakura Foundation shares the Japanese and Japanese American culture with the Rocky Mountain community,

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For the safety of our volunteers, attendees and community, the 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival has been cancelled. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you June 26 and 27, 2021.

The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese heritage and culture through live entertainment, food and drink, a marketplace and informative exhibits and demonstrations.