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Donate to Fulbright Japan

In addition to the primary funding from both the Japanese and U.S. governments, the Fulbright Program in Japan gratefully receives support from alumni volunteer activities, private sector companies, organizations, and individuals. With this increased financial support, Fulbright Japan has been able to offer additional grants each year to Japanese and Americans, to strengthen our educational exchanges between both countries. Donations to Fulbright Japan support the development of the next generation of leaders and further strengthen Japan-United States relations.

How to donate to the Fulbright Program in Japan

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Fulbright Program in Japan. Please contact our office here for further assistance with any of the following three options:

1. Donate in Yen directly to Fulbright Japan

  • Only for yen donations made by bank transfer directly to our bank account in Japan
  • 100% of your donation will go into a general fund to support Japanese and American grantees in the first or second year of their programs, no administrative fees apply
  • Regretfully we are not able to issue a tax deduction receipt, since Fulbright Japan is not a 501(c)(3) in the U.S. nor a public interest entity in Japan

2. Donate in US dollars to Fulbright Japan via the Institute of International Education (IIE)

  • For donations in US dollars, you can use the easy online payment system with a credit card or by mailing in a check
  • Your donation will support Japanese and American students in the first or second year of their programs
  • An acknowledgement donation letter will be provided by IIE, which can be used for U.S. tax deduction purposes
  • 5% service charge will apply
Instructions for donating in US dollars by credit card via IIE’s website:
  1. Visit the IIE “Fulbright Assistance Fund” website:
  2. Choose the amount you prefer to contribute
  3. Under “Select Fund” tab please select the “Japan Fulbright Assistance Fund”
  4. Fill in the personal and credit card information in the form
  5. Submit the form and secure your donation by clicking “Donate Now”
Instructions for donating in US dollars by mail-in check to IIE
  1. Fill out the form, click here
  2. Mail in the above completed form and your check to:
     Institute of International Education Office of Philanthropy
     Attn: Saskia Talay
     One World Trade Center, 36th Floor
     New York, NY 10007 U.S.A.

3.Donate in Japanese Yen to the Japan-United States Educational Exchange Promotion Foundation

  • For donations sent in yen to a Japanese bank account operated by the Foundation
  • Your donation will partially support Japanese and American Fulbright grantees in their second, third, or fourth year of their programs
  • Japanese tax exemption receipt can be issued
  • Foundation administrative charges will apply

Hyphenated (Kanmuri) Grant Contribution

What is a Hyphenated Contribution?

  • A special fund recognizing donor’s name, which is awarded to support a Japanese or American grantee
  • Companies, organizations, and private individuals are welcome to donate
Suitable for the following:
  • As part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort to support next generation of Japanese and American leaders, in a variety of academic and professional fields
  • In the caring memory of an individual or family member, to make use of inheritance and to support the next generation

Contribution Amount Requirement

A total of ¥15M ($150,000) is requested.

The following funding options are possible:
  • Donate ¥5M ($50,000) each year, for three years
  • Donate ¥15M ($150,000) at one time, which will be award over three years

Donor Recipient Choices

You can choose from the following:
  • Field of study (within the area of studies for Fulbright grants between the U.S. and Japan)
  • Nationality (Japanese or American)

Benefits

  • Recognition on the Fulbright Japan website
  • Acknowledgement on Fulbright Japan social media
  • Acknowledgement in Fulbright Japan annual reports
  • Acknowledgement at Fulbright Japan grantee receptions
  • Invitations to all Fulbright Japan social occasions
  • Fulbright Japan will arrange a courtesy visit with the donor to meet the supported grantee
  • Fulbright Japan can collaborate for cross-promotional purposes such as issuing a press release and/or organizing events

Past Hyphenated Grant Contributors (number of students support in parentheses)

Fulbright Japan is very appreciative to our Hyphenated (Kanmuri) Grant donors below. Without the donors' support, we would not have been able to support these additional outstanding Fulbright grantees.

FY2013-14, 8 additional grants
  • Robert G. Baker Fund (1)
  • Sam Jameson Fund (1)
  • Mikami Fund (2)
  • Mitsubishi Group Companies (1)
  • Shino Fund (1)
  • YKK (2)
FY2014-15, 8 additional grants
  • Robert G. Baker Fund (1)
  • Sam Jameson Fund (1)
  • JT Fund (1)
  • Mikami Fund (1)
  • Mitsubishi Group Companies (1)
  • Shino Fund (1)
  • YKK (2)
FY2015-16, 8 additional grants
  • Robert G. Baker Fund (1)
  • Sam Jameson Fund (1)
  • Mikami Fund (1)
  • Mitsubishi Group Companies (1)
  • Nagamura Fund (1)
  • Shino Fund (1)
  • YKK (2)
FY2016-17, 5 additional grants
  • Robert G. Baker Fund (1)
  • Sam Jameson Fund (1)
  • Mitsubishi Group Companies (1)
  • YKK (2)
FY2017-18, 5 additional grants
  • Robert G. Baker Fund (1)
  • Sam Jameson Fund (1)
  • Mitsubishi Group Companies (1)
  • YKK (2)
FY2018-19, 5 additional grants
  • Robert G. Baker Fund (1)
  • Sam Jameson Fund (1)
  • Mitsubishi Group Companies (1)
  • YKK (2)

In-Kind Contributions

Since 2008, All Nippon Airways, Ltd. has contributed 30 donation tickets annually to fly the American grantees to Japan.

Since 2014, Delta Air Lines, Inc. has contributed 40 donation tickets annually to fly the Japanese grantees to the United States.

Past Contributors

The following companies, organizations, and individuals have contributed to the Fulbright Program in Japan (in alphabetical order; including Hyphenated Grant Contributors):

A
  • the A50 Project of Japan (A50 Project Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty)
  • Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
  • All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
  • Amazon Web Services Japan K.K.
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
B
  • Robert G. Baker Fund
C
  • Canon Group
  • Canon Inc.
  • Cargill Japan Ltd.
  • CarVal Investors Pte. Ltd.
  • Chubu Alumni Association
  • Chugoku Alumni Association
D
  • Daiichi Hotel
  • Dainippon Ink & Chemicals, Inc.
  • Delta Airlines
  • DENSO Corp.
  • Dentsu Inc.
  • Du Pont Japan Ltd.
F
  • Fuji Bank Ltd.
  • Futaba Corp.
G
  • Gibraltar Life Insurance
H
  • Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
I
  • IBM Japan Ltd.
  • Industrial Bank of Japan
J
  • J. P. Morgan
  • J. William Fulbright Centennial Fundraising Campaign [F100]
  • Sam Jameson Fund
  • Japan Airlines
  • Japan Economic Foundation
  • Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants' Associations
  • Johnson Co., Ltd.
  • JT Fund
K
  • Kamimura Kazuko
  • Komatsu Co. Ltd.
  • Kyushu Alumni Association
M
  • Matsumoto Oil & Fat Pharmaceutical Co.
  • Mazda Motor Corp.
  • Merck & Co.
  • Mikami Fund
  • Mitsubishi Group Companies
  • Mitsui Group
  • Mitsuiwa Group
  • Mobil Sekiyu K. K.
  • Morgan Guaranty Trust Co.
  • Morgan Stanley Japan Ltd.
N
  • Nagamura Fund
  • Nakagawa Fund
  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
O
  • Ogata Sadako
  • Okinawa Alumni Association
  • Osaka Alumni Association
S
  • Shino Fund
  • Sony Corp.
  • Sumitomo Group
T
  • Takahashi Foundation
  • Tateuchi Foundation
  • Tohoku Alumni Association
  • Toyota Motor Corp.
U
  • United Airlines
Y
  • Yoshida Scholarship Foundation (YKK)

Institute of International Education (IIE)

IIE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in New York, and is the U.S.-based cooperating agency for Fulbright Japan. Since its foundation in 1919, IIE has been conducting international educational exchange in various fields for students, scholars, educators, and professionals. IIE’s mission is to help people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world.

https://www.iie.org/

The Japan-United States Educational Exchange Promotion Foundation

The Japan-United States Educational Exchange Promotion Foundation is a public interest incorporated organization that is officially recognized by the Government of Japan. This status allows the Foundation to provide donors with an official receipt which can be used for tax deduction purposes in Japan. Led and operated independently by Japanese alumni, the Foundation aims to “give back” by promoting educational exchange, advance mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and the United States.

http://www.fulbright.or.jp/