The Nippon Foundation accepts applications from the non-profit organizations based outside of Japan throughout the year for its Overseas Grants. Any local, regional or international NGOs/NPOs including educational and research institutions based outside of Japan are invited to submit proposals on different funding areas covered by the foundation.
Improvement of Basic Human Needs
Human Resource Development
Promotion of International Collaborative Undertakings
The Nippon Foundation is an independent, non-profit, grant-making organization that provides aid to projects under four major categories:
Public welfare in Japan
Voluntary programs in Japan
Maritime and ship-related projects
Overseas cooperative assistance
For the Nippon Foundation Overseas Grants, priority is given to proposals that contain at least one of the following features:
Pragmatic and realistic approaches to issues and problems
Potential for future development and self-sustainability
Far-reaching social and regional impact
Pioneering significance; creating new visions and acting as catalyst for positive changes and social transformations
A diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, social class, cultures and societies
Applicant must be local, regional or international non-governmental/non-profit organization (including educational and research institutions) based outside of Japan.
Private individuals or for-profit organizations are ineligible to apply for the grant.
Any program that is already in its operational phase is not eligible for grant consideration.
Resubmission of previously rejected proposals is not accepted.
Application materials consists of a cover letter, an application summary form, a project budget and a project proposal to the Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants.
For more information, please visit Overseas Activities of the Nippon Foundation.