The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

About The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • Based In: Japan
  • Markets Active: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand
  • Sector: Financial Inclusion, Gender
  • Beneficiaries: People in poverty, Women and girls
  • Financing Provided: Equity, Grant
  • Support Provided: Access to Networks, Impact Measurement, Use of Facilities

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) is a Japanese private foundation established in 1986 with an endowment from the Nippon Foundation to enhance international cooperation. After merging with the Ocean Policy Research Foundation in 2015, SPF has set its focus on five key areas: to address a variety of societal challenges that fast-emerging Asian countries currently face, to stimulate greater socioeconomic progress through women s empowerment, to promote understanding and strengthen relationships with Muslim-majority countries, to further strengthen Japan U.S. relations, and lastly, to develop programs to promote the long-term sustainability of the world s oceans. SPF initiated its Innovative Finance Program in 2016 to explore novel mechanisms to advance social development in Asia through utilization of the full spectrum of philanthropic capital. This includes research to help foundations develop integrated program financing approaches that combine grant-making and impact investment and engagement in mission-aligned investing beyond traditional investing on endowment management.


The Sasakawa Peace Foundation team members on AVPN Connector
  • Ayaka Matsuno

    Ayaka Matsuno

    Director, Gender Investment and Innovation DepartmentThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Ayuko Takahashi

    Program OfficerSasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Audrey Jean-Baptiste

    Audrey Jean-Baptiste

    Director, Asia-Pacificygap

  • Etsuko Ito

    Program Officer, Gender Investment and Innovation DepartmentThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • j-enzmann

    Senior Editor, PR, SPF

  • Karthik Varada

    Karthik Varada

    Project Coordinator, Asia Women Impact FundThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Lily Yu

    Lily Yu

    Senior Advisor, Gender Investment and Innovation DepartmentThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Remi Masuda

    Remi Masuda

    Program Assistant, International Project Planning and Development DepartmentThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Maho Nakayama

    Director of Asia Peace Initiatives DepartmentSasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Natasha Shih

    Natasha Shih

    Senior Investment OfficerThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Shuichi Ohno

    Shuichi Ohno

    PresidentThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Sae Yamamoto

    Associate Program Officer, Gender Investment and Innovation DepartmentThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Yuka Yabashi

    Program OfficerThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation

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