Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants for NGOs/NPOs Working to Improve the Basic Human Needs

Deadline: Ongoing

The Nippon Foundation accepts grant application throughout the year from Japan as well as overseas non-profit organizations based outside Japan. Applications for overseas cooperative assistance are open throughout the year. There is no upper limit to the amount of grant funding. Funding is determined on a project-by-project basis.

The Foundation generally accepts multiple-year project proposals spanning a period of less than five years, but they must undergo screening every year.

Funding Areas

  1. Improvement of Basic Human Needs- Initiatives to assist people throughout the world to meet their basic human needs, and to contribute to the improvement of human welfare through programs in such areas as healthcare, support of disabled persons and those who are socially vulnerable, agricultural development, population issues, community development, refugee aid, and disaster relief. Projects comprising novel ideas, approaches, and technology, as well as those that involve multilateral undertakings, such as south-south cooperation, will receive higher priority.
  2. Human Resources Development- Initiatives to foster a new generation of professionals, scholars, and students with a strong potential for future leadership. It supports training and educational programs designed and executed by non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education. It promotes the formulation of an international network of professional people with shared goals and concerns.
  3. Promotion of International Collaborative Undertakings- Initiatives to foster cooperative approaches that meet the changing needs of the global community. It supports cultural, social, and intellectual exchanges and collaborative undertakings which contribute to the development of greater mutual understanding and cooperative mindset in order to bring about social changes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants for the Nippon Foundation’s overseas grants must be non-profit organizations that can include local, regional or international NGOs/NPOs, educational and research institutions based outside of Japan.
  • The Foundation does not accept applications from private individuals or for-profit organizations.
  • Resubmission of previously rejected proposals cannot be accepted.

Application procedure

  • Applicants can submit their applications at least half a year before the planned start of the project.
  • Applications can be downloaded from the website and must be submitted by post with the following documents:
    • A cover letter
    • An application summary form
    • A project budget
    • A project proposal to the Foundation’s Overseas Grants.

Note: Foundation do not accept applications send through email or fax.

Next>>

<<Previous

Apply Anytime

As a FundsforNGOs Premium Member, you can download our full resource guide PDF on ‘Apply Anytime: Grants that are open throughout the Year.’ Not a Premium Member? Sign up and get access to hundreds of downloadable PDFs that will take you to the next level of fundraising. Donor database, sample proposals, calendar overview of latest grants, training videos, priority funding alerts, online sessions with fundraising experts and guaranteed participation in one live webinar. Sign up here!

Latest Funds for NGOs

Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund: Inviting Applicants for Irrigation Window Program

PEI Call for Applications: Regulatory Capacity Strengthening in Africa Program

USAID: Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation Program

ACTAE /CANSEA Call for Proposals: Competitive Grant Scheme to Strengthen the Conservation Agriculture Network

The Arca Foundation: Supporting Educational and Charitable Activities in United States

International Press Institute: Seeking Applications for Journalism Micro-grants in Turkey

DHHS/NIH: Seeking Applications for Feasibility and Planning SPOREs to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Texas NRCS Urban Conservation Project

Embassy of France in Wellington, New Zealand: Call for Applications for 2018 Pacific Fund

Applications Open for Norwegian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education with Russia!

Applications Open for Aziz Foundation’s Grant Program!

EREF: Seeking Applications for Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Programme

BMBF Call for Proposals: International Disaster and Risk Management (IKARIM) Grant Program

U.S. Embassy in Austria: Seeking Proposals for Austrian-American Partnership Fund

2017 RSSAF Grant Program: Supporting Economic, Political and Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands: Special Grant Competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month

International AIDS Society: Seeking Applications for CIPHER Grant Programme – 2017/2018

Australian Government: Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation Program

Call for Applications: BRICS Multilateral Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration

Applications Open for SIU’s Three -Year Project Funding Programme!

SIU’s Eurasia Programme 2017! Apply for Project Development Funding

The Sumitomo Foundation: Grant for Projects for the Protection, Preservation & Restoration of Cultural Properties outside Japan

DHHS/NIH: Seeking Applications for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers

WHSmith Trust: Seeking Applications for Community Grants Program