The Foundation supports programs around the world, placing a particular emphasis on helping people achieve their basic human needs, and on developing the human resources needed to guide our world to a better future.
Finally, in the area of human resources development, the Foundation gives a large amount of support to the marine and maritime fields-resources shared by everyone.
Grant assistance is made for selected programs and projects which are initiated and conducted by non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and international organizations worldwide.
The activities of Nippon Foundation are divided into four basic areas:
· Domestic Social Welfare
· Domestic Volunteer Support
· Maritime Development
· Overseas Cooperative Assistance
Applicants for The Nippon Foundation's overseas grants must be non-profit organizations based outside of Japan.
They can be local, regional or international NGOs/NPOs, and include educational and research institutions.
When to Apply
There is no application deadline as such, and applications can be received throughout the year.
However, it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted at least half a year before the planned start of the project, or whenever the funding will be needed.
For more information on how to apply for the grants, visit: The Nippon Foundation Grants Website