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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 deadlineRolling (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 (2023 average: US$3,000)

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2. Global Partnerships Grant Small

This grant aims to support to create and develop networks between Japan and the U.S. on grassroots level, and to support Japan-U.S. collaborative efforts to help resolve issues of common concern. Projects that fit in one of the following two categories are eligible for consideration.

Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadlineRolling (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 support Japan-U.S. collaborative projects that will help resolve global issues of common concern, projects that build partnerships among diverse professions and backgrounds necessary to successfully address those issues, and to support the individuals who organize and participate in such projects.

Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadlineDecember 1, 2023
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 and beyond by providing funding for the position that will design and implement the programing.

Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadlineJuly 20, 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 deadlineOctober 9, 2023
※Deadline changed as of 9/1/2023
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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