In ACT, a donation of JPY 10 million or more will allow you to set up a "Special Fund" and specify your preferred name of fund, as well as the target project area and country/region of the grant projects.
ACT can realize your will to contribute to the society through fast and simple steps, instead of going through a process of setting up a foundation or a new and independent charitable trust.
Please feel free to contact the Secretariat for inquiries in English.
After the fund is created, the ACT Secretariat calls for proposals of projects that correspond to the objectives of the established fund. After the Executive Advisory Committee selects and approves which projects to receive grants, ACT starts to support the projects.
The details of the accounting for each Special Fund as well as the progress and results of the grant projects are regularly reported in the Annual Report* and the ACT website.
*For more details on the projects, please contact the Secretariat.
The Takashi Ihara Memorial Fund
Dr. Yasutaka Ihara, one of Japan's leading mathematicians and Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo, established the fund in November 2008 to utilize his inheritance from his late father Mr. Takashi Ihara for the society in general.
The Asian People's Partnership Support Fund
The fund was established in August 2009 to support the mutual growth and development through the sharing of experiences, ideas and knowledge between the peoples of Japan and other countries in Asia where Japan caused great damage during World War II.
The Umemoto Memorial Fund for Dental Service in Asia
The Umemoto Memorial Fund was established in June 1983 by the Steering Committee of the Charity Concert for the Leprosy Service Fund in memory of Professor Yoshio Umemoto, who provided dental care for Hansen's disease (Leprosy) patients both abroad and within Japan, to support Hansen's disease patients and to contribute to the development of public welfare in Asia.
The Yasuda Sugo Konno Kitane Memorial Fund for Education
In November 1994, former nurses Ms. Yoko Yasuda, Ms. Take Konno, and Ms. Fumie Kitane established this fund for the purpose of promoting education for children in Asia. (Finished in FY2012)
The Daiwa Securities Group Tsunami Reconstruction Fund
In response to the unprecedented damage in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India caused by the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in December 2004, the fund was created in March 2005 by the Daiwa Securities Group, a Japanese private company, to assist tsunami victims in rebuilding their lives for ten years until 2014.
An additional donation of JPY 10 million to the fund was made every year for ten years, a new donation system that was widely covered by the media. The activity report from the ACT Secretariat can also be found on the Daiwa Securities Group official website. (Finished in FY2014)
The Sony Asia Fund
Sony Corporation established the fund in March 1999 for the promotion of education and local culture as well as the development of youth in Asia. (Finished in FY2002)
The Sumatra Japan-Indonesia Friendship Fund
This fund was established by a group of Japanese companies in June 1980 to support education (initially provided scholarships for high school and university students), and to promote Japanese culture among the locals in North Sumatra, Indonesia.