The resources below are entitites with a principal purpose of making grants to organizations, institutions, or individuals for U.S.-Japan educational and cultural activities.  The foundations below are either private foundations (derives its money from a family, an individual, or a corporation) or public foundations/grantmaking public charities (derives its support from diverse sources, which may include foundations, individuals, and government agencies.)

CULCON provides this list as an informational resource only; inclusion on this list is neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of any specific organization or program.

  •  The Asia Foundation:  A public foundation supporting activities fostering peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region on both a country and regional level. 
     (http://asiafoundation.org/)
  • The Freeman Foundation:  A private foundation supporting educational grants to enhance understanding between the U.S. and Asian countries, with a strong Japan component.  The foundation has no website, but descriptions of its origins and activities are linked here.
    http://www.macalester.edu/freemangrant/about_Freeman.html
  • S&R Foundation: A private foundation offering grants to encourage talents of young scientists and musicians.
    http://www.sandr.org/
  • The Sasakawa Peace Foundation:  A private (grant-making) Japanese foundation supporting activities fostering international understanding, exchange, and cooperation.
    (http://www.spf.org/e/)
  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA:  A private (operating) U.S. foundation supporting and engaging in activities fostering international understanding, exchange, and cooperation.
    (http://www.spfusa.org/)
  • Tateuchi Foundation:  A private foundation to promote and improve international understanding, knowledge and the quality of relations between Japan and the United States.
    (http://www.tateuchi.org/)
  • Toshiba International Foundation:  A  grant-making private foundation dedicated to promoting understanding of Japan through international exchanges.
    (http://www.toshibafoundation.com/index.html/)
  • U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation:  A public foundation awarding scholarships to American undergraduates to study in Japan.
    (http://www.bridgingfoundation.org/)
  • U.S.-Japan Foundation: A private foundation supporting projects that promote stronger ties between Americans and Japanese.
    (http://www.us-jf.org/)