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Thank You to All of Our Supporters!


Since we launched the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief & Recovery Fund shortly after March 11, we have been taken aback by the generosity of old friends and new acquaintances alike. Friends around the world have gone to great lengths to help the people of Japan, making donations and organizing dozens of events designed to raise funds and demonstrate their support for the victims of this disaster.

Nearly $1.7 million has been contributed to the fund in the first year by individuals, corporations, schools, churches, and philanthropic foundations. The range of people who have organized special fundraising drives is extraordinary, from American schoolchildren to Japanese artists to healthcare professionals in Taiwan, and it includes people from all walks of life.

Half of the funds contributed in the initial three months were designated for groups working on the ground to provide immediate relief and all of these, a total of $304,000 was distributed to 6 exemplary organizations. But, as the cameras turn away from Tohoku region, Japan continues on its long path to recovery, so we have been allocating the new funds entrusted to us to support innovative organizations engaged in the recovery over the coming several years. These organizations are playing a critical, long-term role in rebuilding communities and helping people get back on their feet, and we encourage continued contributions for this purpose.

Major Support

Affinity Group on Japanese Philanthropy Japan-America Society of Kentucky (JASK)
Bingham, LLC Japan-America Society of Tennessee (JAST) Tomodachi Fund
BTMU Americas Foundation Kizuna LLC and Japan America Society of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan MetLife Alico Japan
The Hitachi Foundation MetLife Foundation
Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI) Mizuho USA Foundation


Individual Donors

We are deeply grateful to the more than 1000 individual donors from around the world who have made contributions, although their names are too numerous to list.


Event Organizers and Other Community Support

Airway Cleaners, LLC (Rockville Centre, NY) Manhattan Country School (New York, NY)
Anonymous Martina Arroyo Foundation, Inc. (New York, NY)
Artists in Action for Japan (New York, NY) Meltdown Comics, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
California Next Gen Film Festival (Sacramento, CA) Metropages (New York, NY)
Central School (Larchmont, NY) Neighborhood of Indian Village (Rye, NY)
Chadwick School (Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA) The Next Generation Committee of the Ohrstrom Foundation
CSUSB Japan Student Association (San Bernardino, CA) Nichibei Fujinkai New Jersey
Dale Rand Printing (Portland, ME) North Star High School (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Des Moines International Eucharistic Community Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (Australia)
The Dove Parlour PayPal
Ganbare Japan Fundraiser (New York, NY) Play for Japan USA (San Francisco Bay Area, CA)
Good Neighbor Montessori, Inc. (Palo ALto, CA) PS 41 Manhattan (New York, NY)
Google / Google Japan RiverWinds Gallery (Beacon, NY)
Japan Alumnae Association of the Sacred Heart (JASH) Rocky Mountain Anime Association (Denver, CO)
Japan Tech, MKG Global Technology, Inc. (Park Ridge, NJ) The Salter Family (NH, ME)
Japan–America Society of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) Sato & LaMontagne Wedding (CA)
Japanese Association of Southern Oregon (Medford, OR) Sava's Restaurant (Ann Arbor, MI)
Japanese community of Terre Haute, IN South River Miso Co., Inc. (Conway, MA)
Japanese New Yorkers and Moms United to Support Japan (New York, NY) Sweet Revenge (New York, NY)
Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Bremerton, WA) Tulips in Harmony charity concert series (Los Angeles, CA)
Koto Japanese Steak House (Albany, NY) True World Foods Boston LLC (Boston, MA)
Kurosawa Piano Music Foundation (San Jose, CA) Univa America, Inc. (New York, NY)
Laramie Youth Musicians (Laramie, WY) Urban Pathways, Inc. (New York, NY)
Lintilhac Foundation, Inc. (Shelburne, VT) UW Laboratory School (Laramie, WY)
Lounsberry Hollow Middle School (Vernon, NJ) We Heart Japan (Los Angeles, CA)
Luther Lee Emerson Elementary School (Demarest, NJ) Zumba Fitness Fundraiser for Japan (New York, NY)
Mamaroneck Public Library X-Philes for Japan