The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

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.

Based In

Japan

Market Active

Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand

Social causes

Beneficiaries

Support provided

Financial

Equity, Grant

Non-Financial

Access to Networks, Impact Measurement, Use of Facilities

The team at The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Ayaka Matsuno

    Ayaka Matsuno

    Director, Gender Investment and Innovation Department at The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Etsuko Ito

    Etsuko Ito

    Program Officer, Gender Investment and Innovation Department at The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Itsu Adachi

    Itsu Adachi

    Executive Director at The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Kiyoko Takahashi

    Kiyoko Takahashi

    Program Officer at The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Lily Yu

    Lily Yu

    Impact Strategy Expert, Gender Investment and Innovation Department at The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Rina Komiya

    Rina Komiya

    Program Officer, Gender Investment and Innovation Department at The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Yuka Yabashi

    Yuka Yabashi

    Program Officer, Gender Investment and Innovation Department at The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

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