Deadline: Ongoing
The Nippon Foundation accepts grant application throughout the year from Japan as well as overseas non-profit organizations based outside Japan. The foundation provide assistance to projects that fall under one of the following four major categories as mentioned below.
Project Categories                              
  1. public welfare in Japan
  2. voluntary programs in Japan
  3. maritime and ship-related projects
  4. overseas cooperative assistance
Funding Areas under Overseas Cooperative Grants
  • Improvement of basic human needs: This includes healthcare, support of disabled persons and those who are socially vulnerable, agricultural development, population issues, community development, refugee aid, and disaster relief.
  • Human resources development: This includes training and educational programs to scholars, students designed and executed by non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education
  • Promotion of International Collaborative undertakings: By cultural, social, and intellectual exchanges.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be non-profit organizations around the world running their projects in one of the fields mentioned above.
  • Applicants for the Nippon Foundation’s overseas grants must be non-profit organizations that can include local, regional or international NGOs/NPOs, educational and research institutions based outside of Japan.
The Foundation does not accept applications from private individuals or for-profit organizations.