Rose Community Foundation – Generation Now Giving Circle

Rose Community Foundation launched new giving circles, which democratizes philanthropy and allows members to have joint decision making regardless of how much each person donates. The Rose Community Foundation recently began their first cohort of Generation Now Circle, a giving circle that includes a diverse group of 25-40 year old individuals. Because of this opportunity, [...]

Rose Community Foundation – Generation Now Giving Circle2023-04-20T11:27:54-06:00

Meet the Members of the MGLP Class of 2023!

MGLP Class of 2023: L to R Drew Matsushima, Tiffany Lin and Maile Cutter Sakura Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the MGLP Class of 2023:  Drew Matsushima, Tiffany Lin, and Maile Cutter!  We look forward to getting to know these young professionals who are enthusiastic, bright and eager to immerse [...]

Meet the Members of the MGLP Class of 2023!2023-04-19T19:47:55-06:00

Land Acknowledgement from Sakura Foundation

At the December 2022 board meeting, Sakura Foundation officially adopted the following Land Acknowledgement which will be read at our meetings, events, and programming going forward: “Sakura Foundation honors and acknowledges that the land on which we operate is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Peoples. We also recognize the 48 contemporary [...]

Land Acknowledgement from Sakura Foundation2023-02-21T15:52:42-07:00

Sakura Foundation Board Updates

Richard Yoshida After decades of commitment and hard work, Sakura Foundation Vice President Richard Yoshida retired from the board at the end of 2022.  Richard was part of the team who transitioned the nonprofit “Tri-State Buddhist Church Apartments Inc.” (TSBCAI) to “Sakura Foundation” in 2014.  The entity’s previous mission was to own and operate Sakura [...]

Sakura Foundation Board Updates2023-02-21T15:49:16-07:00

MGLP Alumni Profile – Allyson Goto, Class of 2019

I am a fourth generation Japanese American who was born and raised here in Colorado. My family has a long history in the state beginning with my great grandparents who immigrated here and did what they knew - farming. Aided by some family friends, my grandmother also arrived in Colorado after being forcibly removed from [...]

MGLP Alumni Profile – Allyson Goto, Class of 20192023-02-21T15:45:02-07:00

Upcoming Events in March!

We are collaborating with great partners to bring you the following events in March: Wed, March 1 @ 5:30pm Laugh Your Craft Off at the Museum of Contemporary Art A Craft workshop where you make things with artists while comedians tell jokes.  In celebration of Hinamatsuri, also known as "Girl's Day" or "Doll's Day," craft [...]

Upcoming Events in March!2023-02-20T16:30:58-07:00

ZOTTO ぞっと – a Supernatural Folktale is Coming!

ZOTTO is an immersive and multi-sensory supernatural Japanese folktale and theatrical journey. Audiences explore three generations of Japanese American women and their relationship to Denver’s rich yet sordid history as they encounter yokai and obake (Japanese spirits and demons) and other unexpected characters, discover hidden secrets within forgotten spaces, and engage with interactive elements that [...]

ZOTTO ぞっと – a Supernatural Folktale is Coming!2022-12-05T15:33:47-07:00

MGLP Alumni Profile – Colin Mochizuki Elrod, Class of 2017

My family moved around a lot when I was young. Being born in Kalamazoo MI, I’ve lived in Fort Worth, Charlotte, but spent the most time in Richmond, KY. And if you asked me what location I am closest to, I would consider myself a Kentuckian. I moved to Denver after high school and worked [...]

MGLP Alumni Profile – Colin Mochizuki Elrod, Class of 20172023-02-21T15:44:38-07:00

2021 Community Report

We did not let the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic get us down!  In 2021, Sakura Foundation was resilient, patient, creative, and productive as we made adjustments to how we celebrate and support Japanese and Japanese American heritage, culture, and community.  We are pleased to share with you our 2021 Community Report.

2021 Community Report2022-12-05T15:35:14-07:00

Stories of Solidarity: The Japanese Americans in Five Points

About the project - from Japanese Arts Network @  “In the wake of WWII during the 1940’s, following the closing of America’s incarceration camps, the area surrounding and within the historic Five Points neighborhood in Denver, Colorado saw a surge of Japanese-American culture and business in the “Larimer Corridor” downtown. Japanese businesses were concentrated [...]

Stories of Solidarity: The Japanese Americans in Five Points2022-12-05T15:35:50-07:00
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