Fred T. Korematsu Institute

A nonprofit organization

“Stand up for what is right and don’t be afraid to speak up!” - Fred T. Korematsu 

The Fred T. Korematsu Institute (KI) is a national education advocacy organization committed to promoting civic participation and education that advances racial equity, social justice, and human rights for all. Through our educational programs, media and exhibits, and speaking engagements, we inspire people and organizations to, as Fred said, “stand up for what is right.”

Founder and President Dr. Karen Korematsu founded the Fred T. Korematsu Institute in 2009 to honor her father’s legacy. Originally a local community and education program, KI expanded its vision in 2010 when Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution was established in California. We carry on Fred Korematsu’s legacy and educate to fight for the social justice, civic education, and racial equality we urgently need today.

This Give in May you can double your gift and double our impact! With a generous $100,000 Challenge Grant sponsored by the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, your #GiveInMay donation will be matched! We had a big year in 2023 and have big plans for 2024 and beyond!

In 2024, our work includes:

Join us in educating to advance racial equity, social justice, and human rights for all.

Organization Data


Organization name

Fred T. Korematsu Institute

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Education Access, Anti-Hate & Anti-Racism, Civic Engagement

Populations Served

Malaysian, Laotian, Maldivian, Mongolian, Nepalese, Pacific Islander, Pakistani, Samoan, Taiwanese, Thai, Tibetan, Uyghur, Vietnamese, Tongan, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Indian, Hmong, Himalayan, Hawaiian, Filipino, Fijian, Chinese, Cambodian, Burmese, Bhutanese, Bangladeshi


PO BOX 29527



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