We would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathy to those affected by the recent series of earthquakes that hit Kumamoto. We are grateful to all those who have generously supported the people of Japan.
On March 12, 2011, Japan Society created the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, a disaster relief fund to aid survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated the Tohoku region of Japan. On April 18, 2016, the Society broadened the scope of the fund to include support for the survivors of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, a series of earthquakes with epicenters around Kumamoto that began on April 14.
One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund go to organizations that directly help those impacted by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake. Japan Society will absorb the cost of administering the fund, but also welcomes contributions to help us cover administrative costs.
Click here for a partial listing of Japan Earthquake Relief Fund supporters.
MAKE A DONATIONJapan Society is now accepting contributions to support recovery in Kumamoto.
Japan Society accepts donations to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund from individuals, corporations and organizations. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions go to organizations that directly help those impacted by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake in Tohoku.
While Japan Society absorbs the cost of administrating the fund, we also welcome support to help cover these costs, such as credit card fees, postage and stationary for acknowledgement letters, and staff time to manage the grant making process and monitor the progress of projects supported through the Relief Fund.
To make an online donation, please click here. You can also contribute to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund by sending your check to:
333 East 47th Street
New York, New York 10017
Attn: Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
For contributions to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, please make your checks payable to "Japan Society" and indicate "Tohoku," "Kumamoto" or “Fund Admin” on the memo section of the check. If a specific purpose is not noted, undesignated funds will be used in either Tohoku or Kumamoto.
FUND RECIPIENTSOf the funds that have been generously donated so far, we have earmarked $13.95 million to 44 organizations in support of 66 grants on the front lines of relief, recovery and reconstruction in Tohoku. Read more about these organizations or read the latest press release.
Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Videos
Video: ETIC: Leadership Development in Tohoku
Video: Hitoshi Abe on ArchiAid and Rebuilding Tohoku
Video: Projects by Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Recipients
Click here for additional videos chronicling the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund's efforts.