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Grants for Global Partnerships

1. Education Grant

The Education Grant program supports projects from nonprofit organizations that will assist K-12 students, teachers, and the community deepen their understanding about Japan, promote cross-cultural exchange, and nurture global perspectives.

Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadline Rolling (must be submitted at least 2-3 months prior to the start date of the project)
Funding opportunityInstitutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
Benefitsup to $5,000


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2. Global Partnerships Grant Small

This grant aims to support nonprofit organizations to create and develop networks between the U.S. and Japan to help resolve common social issues. Projects that address one (or more) of the following thematic areas (Building a resilient society, Developing an inclusive society, and Creating a society enriched by science and technology) are especially welcome.

Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadline Rolling (A concept paper must be submitted at least 3 months prior to the start date of the project)
Funding opportunityInstitutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
BenefitsMaximum of $10,000


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3. Grant Program: Japan – U.S. Global Partnership

The “Grant Program: Japan-U.S. Global Partnership” is a grant program that supports projects that help resolve global issues through U.S.-Japan collaborative efforts, and to support the individuals behind such projects.

Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadline December 1, 2022
Funding opportunityInstitutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status


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4. Salary Assistance Grant for U.S.-Japan Community Grassroots Exchange Program

This program aims to support the creation of new Japanese-themed programming (activities) for local communities by providing funding for the position that will design and implement the programing.

Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadline January 11, 2023
Funding opportunityInstitutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
BenefitsMaximum of $32,000


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5. Japan America Society / Japan Society Capacity Building Grant Program

This program aims to support the JAS in its work during and beyond the pandemic with the Capacity Building Grant Program. In order to further strengthen JAS in the NAJAS network and to enhance their effectiveness in carrying out their mission, this program supports capacity building projects that demonstrate feasibility and organizational sustainability and will lead to organizational growth.

Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadline November 16, 2022
Funding opportunityU.S.-based Japan America Societies and Japan Societies with 501(c)(3) status
BenefitsMaximum of $30,000


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Inactive Programs

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