Nippon Foundation

About Nippon Foundation
  • Based In: Japan
  • Countries Active: Colombia, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Sector: Agriculture, Education, Health, Other(s)
  • Beneficiaries: Children and youths, Elderly, Ethnic minorities, People in poverty, People with disabilities, People with medical needs, Women and girls
  • Financing Provided: Grant
  • Support Provided: Access to Networks, Use of Facilities

The Nippon Foundation was established in 1962 as a non-profit philanthropic organization, active in Japan and around the world. Initially our efforts focused largely on the maritime and shipping fields, but since then the range of our activities has expanded to education, social welfare, public health, and other fields’carried out in more than 100 countries to date. Together with our more than 20 partner organizations in Japan and worldwide we are funding and assisting community-led efforts aimed at realizing a more peaceful and prosperous global society.In 2013 we founded Japan’s very first venture philanthropy fund, Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund(JVPF) that provides NPOs and social enterprises with mid- and long-term financial and management support. JVPF was established with an initial capital of 100 million JPY by Social Investment Partners and Nippon Foundation.


Nippon Foundation team members on AVPN Connector
  • Vannarith Chheang

    Vannarith Chheang

    Consultant, Southeast Asia ProgramThe Nippon Foundation

  • Daiji Tateishi

    Daiji Tateishi

    Project Coordinator, International Program Dept.The Nippon Foundation

  • Ikuko Okubo

    Ikuko Okubo

    Project Coordinator, International Programme teamNippon Foundation

  • Kanako Shinden

    Staff, Social Innovation DepartmentNippon Foundation

  • Mitsuaki Aoyagi

    Mitsuaki Aoyagi

    CEONippon Foundation, NRT

  • Mari Tanaka

    Mari Tanaka

    Project Manager, Myanmar Liaison OfficeThe Nippon Foundation

  • Nanako Kudo

    Nanako Kudo

    Associate Director of Social FinanceNippon Foundation

  • Shuichi Ohno

    Shuichi Ohno

    PresidentSasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Yuji Mori

    Yuji Mori

    Executive DirectorNippon Foundation, NRT