BCA Social Welfare Committee Distributes Over $69,000 in 2020

Working toward its mission to “aid those suffering from deprivation of basic human needs,” the BCA Social Welfare Committee (SWC) distributed more than $69,000 in 2020 to 14 organizations in the United States and abroad.


The SWC launched several new initiatives including a COVID-19 emergency grant program and Temple Charitable Matching Grant program.


Temple Supporting Grants and Temple Charitable Matching Grants

  • Supporting — Watsonville — providing monthly meals to Salvation Army — 300-plus servings — $2,400

  • Matching — Buddhist Church of Oakland — Asian Health Services — supporting telehealth services — $1,250

  • Matching — Buddhist Church of Oakland — Alameda County Community Food Bank — $2,243

  • Matching — Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple — Asian Counseling & Referral — meals — $3,000

  • Matching — Buddhist Church of Florin — My Sister’s Place — $691