The Janet Aiko Sekiguchi Foundation

Honoring Janet's legacy by investing in communities and causes consistent with her passions and her struggles.

The Janet Aiko Sekiguchi Foundation honors Janet's legacy by investing in communities and causes consistent with her passions and her struggles. To this end, the foundation partners with schools in historically marginalized communities to support innovative educator- and student-initiated programs that promote intellectual growth, racial & social justice, community development, and the de-stigmatization of mental health.

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We offer a grant that may be used to support one school-wide program, a few smaller projects initiated by school staff or students, or a combination of both. >>


We invite you to make a contribution to the Janet Aiko Sekiguchi Foundation to ensure that we are able to support our grant recipients. >>


We recognize that clinical depression is a debilitating illness which is both underdiagnosed and is still stigmatized by a significant portion of our society. >>

Remembering Janet

We commemorate Janet's memory and lasting legacy by sharing through pictures, stories and reflections on the impact she had during her life and the impact she continues to have. >>

Our current grant recipient

The current JASF grant recipient is Entrepreneur High School (eHigh)

The school serves a culturally and academically diverse population of students, representative of California's Inland Empire communities of Highland and San Bernardino. The curriculum engages students in meaningful and relevant learning experiences that foster innovation, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit.


Meet our prior grant recipients

Prior grants were awarded to individuals serving underserved communities

After being founded in 2005, JASF awarded its first grant in 2006 to a teacher working at Los Angeles Christian School, a school of particular significance to Janet. Since that time, we've awarded annual grants to several recipients, mostly in and around the Los Angeles area, working in education or urban ministry.



Upcoming: eHigh Expo 2024

eHigh has announced its second annual eHigh Expo to be held at their San Bernardino campus on April 26th from 2 to 6 pm.

DesignerCon 2023

Building on the popularity from last year, even more students attended DesignerCon this year.

eHigh Expo 2023

Students, families and the surrounding community had an opportunity to see what eHigh and its students are all about.