The Sozosei Foundation was established in 2019 as a philanthropic arm of Otsuka. The Sozosei Foundation Community
Fund was created to make a tangible impact in diverse, under-resourced communities.

The city of Stockton, CA was chosen because of its geographic proximity to Otsuka’s offices, in Hayward, CA and the potential of local nonprofits and community leaders to build resilient, vibrant communities.

Grants are awarded to organizations that specifically address: access to the arts and/or creative placemaking; food security; mental and physical health (including kidney health); racial justice; and social and legal services.

Not Currently Accepting Grant Applications



Reinvent South Stockton Coalition – $27,000

Trauma Transformed Program to Care and Connect Residents With Resources and Services

California Rural Assistance League – $25,000

Housing, Employment and Education Access for the Economically Disadvantaged

Little Manila Rising – $22,000

Pilipinx Uplifting Self and Others – A Mental Health Program

Improve Your Tomorrow – $18,000

Supporting Young Men of Color to Attend and Graduate Colleges and Universities

P.U.E.N.T.E.S. – $12,000

Victory Gardens Project – Healthier Diets and Wholesome Food for Improved Health

Dome of Hope – $10,500

Youth Leadership Program and Other Services for Teens and Young Adults

A Tavola Together Foundation – $7,500

Stockton Community Kitchen

Mims Corner – $5,000

Youth Health and Wellness Project


Hope Circle, Inc – $15,000

Never Go Without

Local Artists Fund – $15,000

Out of the Box Music Arts – $12,970

Creative Sound/Visuals

Mims Corner – $10,000

Mims Shelter and Dinner

Black Urban Farmers Association – $10,000

Mobile Farmers Market Project

African American Chamber of Commerce of San Joaquin (AACCOFSJ) – $10,000

Readiness Task Force (BRTF)

Noble Central Valley Chapter – $10,000

Law Enforcement Applicant Development Program (L.E.A.D.)

Healings in Motion, Inc. – $7,500

Health Equity for Better Stroke Outcomes and Reduction of Long-Term Disability

New Genesis Housing Development – $7,500

New Genesis Opportunities Initiative

ChalkWild – $7,500

ChalkWild backpack project

HATCH Workshop – $7,500

Community Knowledge and Collective Impact Strategies

Fuerzas Unidas – $7,500

Fuerzas Unidas Leadership Development Team

Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery – $7,000

After School Art Program

Ray of Hope Children’s Crisis Services – $5,000

Student Success Program

Equity Alliance Group, Inc. and NAACP Stockton Branch – $5,000



Stockton Impact Corps – $5,000

SJ Co Financial Literacy Program

Stockton Meal Project – $7,497

Food insecurity and supporting local restaurants

SJCOE Educational Foundation – $5,000

The Art of Teaching

4 Best Life – $5,000

Give the Youth a Chance

Wooden Boats for Veterans – $2,533

Therapy for Veterans with PTSD through Sailing

Empowered Men Built to Win -$2,533

Empowerment and Resiliency Building during the Pandemic


Grantee Spotlights