The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) accepts grant proposals from eligible organizations/institutions in different categories. Grant can be requested for projects in two different categories – Regular Projects and Special Funds.
Regular Projects – For projects in fields considered important by SPF, such as peace building and human migration. Regular Projects deal with issues –
Efforts to Ensure Peace and Security in the International Community
Peace Building and Security Issues
Non-Traditional Security Issues
Addressing Positive and Negative Aspects of Globalization
Market and Disparities Issues
Issues Involving Demographic Changes and Population Movement
Interface Issues between Science and Technology and Society
Promotion of Mutual Understanding between Priority Regions and Japan
Exchange Program between Japan and the United States
Special Funds – For projects addressing pressing issues in the Asian and Pacific Islands Regions. Special Funds focus on four prioritized geographical areas –
The Sasakawa Pacific Islands Nations Funds
The Sasakawa Japan-China Friendship Fund
The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund
The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund
Sasakawa Peace Foundation was established in 1 September 1986 as endowment of the Nippon Foundation and Japanese Motorboat Racing Industry with the mission to contribute to the welfare of humankind and the sound development of the international community. The foundation has worked to promote efforts to contribute to the international community. SPF promotes Japan’s international contribution, seeks to resolve global issues, and endeavors to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation with priority regions.
Application can be made for any amount; projects supported by SPF till date fall between the range US$20,000 to US$100,000.
Eligibility Criteria –
Incorporated foundations and corporations, NPO corporations, universities and other incorporated educational institutions, and private organizations conducting non-profit activities, established on the basis of the Act on Promotion of Specified Non-profit Activities are eligible to apply.
Commercial enterprises and individuals are not eligible for the grant.
Applicant can be from any country.
Applications must be submitted either in English or Japanese language.
For more information, please visit Applying for Grants.