The following links are just a few examples of grants
through the Tateuchi
Scheduled to open in 2013, the Tateuchi Center will be a multiple venue, multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in downtown Bellevue. Intended to host local-based and touring regional, national, and international performers, the Tateuchi Center intends to cull the highest caliber performances to enrich, educate, and entertain audiences in the greater Seattle area and beyond.
With a significant multi-year groundbreaking grant, the Atsuhiko & Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation has earned the honor of being the center’s namesake. A portion of this grant will go towards Japan and Asia-focused programming, continuing the Tateuchi legacy of promoting international understanding through organizations committed to cultural diversity.
Tateuchi Thematic Gallery
The Maharaja and Me by Sanjay Patel
The illustrations displayed are modern interpretations
of Indian maharaas during the time of the British colonization.
Although many other images and artifacts in the larger
Maharaja: Splendor of India
exhibitare from earlier Indian
culture or British interpretations of that culture, these stand
out as a reflection upon that relationship. They juxtapose the
interweaving role between art and pop culture dependent
on time, audience, and creator. All illustrations are created
by Sanjay Patel.
The Tateuchi Foundation also supports the educational
programming of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum to reach
K-12 youth by enhancing history, social sciences, and visual
arts curriculums with Asian art.
San Francisco Asian Art Museum
The Tateuchi Foundation has made a multi-year grant to the capital campaign for Seattle Libraries, which opened an innovative new central library in May of 2004. Its main entrance on Fourth Avenue is known as Tateuchi Plaza and features the exquisite sculpture fountain of the late George Tsudakawa.
Seattle Public Library
Volunteer Park Lily Ponds
A grant from the Tateuchi Foundation has made possible the refurbishing and renovation of the famous Lily Ponds in Volunteer Park. These Ponds, once a key feature of the Olmstead Park system, have been returned to their original glory. Located just across from the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the ponds were rededicated in the fall of 2003.
Seattle Parks Foundation
Tateuchi Viewing Pavilion and Tateuchi Loop Trail
A capital grant from the Tateuchi Foundation was used by the City of Bellevue to build a Viewing Pavilion, a Bridge and a Viewing Deck to enhance this already spectacular Northwest Garden. These structures were dedicated in May 2004.
Another capital grant paid for the addition of a half mile loop
trail featuring the highlights of the garden. This was completed
Bellevue Botanical Gardens:
Tateuchi Pavilion and Tateuchi Loop Trail
The Community School for Music and Art is a nonprofit center for arts education bringing the visual and performing arts experience to more than a quarter million people in Silicon Valley. In 2004 this organization completed a new campus in Mountain View, California. The "Jewel in the Crown" of this new facility is Tateuchi Hall, a 200+ seat concert and performance space.
Community Schools for Music and Art
With three sites open year round including an expanded
downtown museum, Olympic sculpture park and Asian art
museum, the Seattle Art Museum continues to broaden its
reach with grants from the Tateuchi Foundation. Beginning
in March 15th, the Tateuchi galleries at the Asian Art Museum
campus will show Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats
which will feature 40 garments that will recreate the variety
of robes made using the colorful techniques that became
popularized at the time.
Seattle Art Museum
Tateuchi Story Theatre
A grant to build the Tateuchi Story Theatre within the new location of Seattle’s Wing Luke Asian Museum provides a venue for cultural and historical events relating to Pacific Asian Americans with a 59 seat multimedia stage open year round to the public. It opened May 31, 2008 and continues to expand its programming with an additional grant from the Tateuchi Foundation.
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles unveiled its new theatre bearing the Tateuchi name in October 2009. The opening ceremonies included attendance by the museum’s CEO and President Akemi Kikumura Yano, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, former U.S. Secretary Norman Mineta, and Actor George Takei, with honorable mentions for Ina Goodwin Tateuchi and her late husband Atsuhiko Tateuchi of the Tateuchi Foundation. The inaugural program Conversations with Norman Mineta and George Takei
focused on their experiences growing up as Japanese Americans, during World War II, and pivotal moments in their lives. This and other programming sponsored by the Tateuchi Foundation will serve to better promote the relations between the United States and Japan at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum.
Japanese American National Museum
Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
The Seattle Foundation offers scholarship funds to a variety of
eligible students. In partnership with the Tateuchi Foundation
they have created the Asuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
which will provide $5,000 renewable scholarships to 10
undergraduate students in the Pacific Rim states who are of
Japanese or Asian ancestry and meet all academic requirements.
The Bishop Museum houses the largest collection of Hawaiian
artifacts and royal family heirlooms as well as documents and
photographs about Hawai'i and other Pacific island cultures.
It is currently the largest museum in Hawaii and works to
serve and represent the interests of Native Hawaiians.
Through the summer of 2013, the museum is featuring a
Tateuchi Foundation funded exhibit Traditions and Transitions:
Stories of Hawai'i Immigrants
; a collection of items, images,
and stories about Hawaiian immigrants that made the islands
the cultural and ethical rainbow of diversity that they are today.