The JACL Legacy Fund was established in 1990. The principal consists largely of donations from former internees who received reparations after the passage of the 1988 Civil Liberties Act.
Grayce K. Uyehara served as Legacy Fund Campaign Chair from 1990 to 1998.
Legacy Fund earnings are distributed periodically for the following purposes:
- Program and general support for National JACL
- Allocations to chapters whose members donated to the Fund
- Grants for JACL chapters to conduct projects consistent with the Strategic Plan