Jeffrey Seungkyu Kim, The California Wellness Foundation

TITLE: Program Director

FUNDING AREAS: Health in aging, mental health and health care in traditionally underserved communities

CONTACT: jkim@tcwf.org, (818) 702-1900

PROFILE: Jeffrey Seungkyu Kim is Program Director of The California Wellness Foundation, a position he's held since 2005. Here's an excerpt from their press release upon his appointment:

Jeffrey Seungkyu Kim is program director overseeing TCWF’s grantmaking related to healthy aging and mental health. Before joining the Foundation, he was associate director of development for National Conference for Community and Justice – Los Angeles Region. Previously, he worked for the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center as deputy director for the legal services department. A member of the State Bar of California, Kim earned his law degree from University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University. “The Foundation’s leadership in improving the health and wellness of vulnerable, at-risk Californians is exceptional,” he said. “I look forward to building upon the grantmaking contributions of my colleagues in promoting the mental health of transition-age youth and healthy aging throughout the state.

His official bio reads:

Jeffrey Seungkyu Kim is a program director at The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF), assigned to grantmaking related to healthy aging and mental health. Kim’s responsibilities include reviewing letters of interest and grant proposals, making funding recommendations related to those health issues and monitoring more than 100 active grants. Before joining the Foundation in April 2005, Kim was associate director of development for the National Conference for Community and Justice - Los Angeles Region. Previously, he worked for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center as deputy director for the legal services department. He serves on the Governance Committee of Grantmakers in Aging and is a member of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. He also served on the Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Board of Liberty Hill Foundation. A member of the State Bar of California, Kim earned his law degree from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University.