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Thank You to All of Our Supporters!


Since disaster struck Japan on March 11, 2011, 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 by contributing to JCIE's Japan NGO Earthquake Relief & Recovery Fund as well as to other disaster funds managed by JCIE.

More than $1.7 million was contributed to the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief & Recovery Fund 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, the path to recovery after disasters like this is a long one, so we have allocated the remaining funds entrusted to us to support more than 30 innovative organizations engaged in the recovery over the long term. These organizations are playing a critical, long-term role in rebuilding communities and helping people get back on their feet.

Meanwhile, other supporters have aided the recovery by donating nearly $2 million through additional JCIE-managed funds, including the Bain Capital Japan Disaster Relief Fund and other initiatives. This heartfelt support has played a major role in helping the region get back on its feet and, for that, we say thank you.

Major Support for the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief & Recover Fund

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


Major Support for Other Relief & Recovery Initiatives

Bain Capital LLC PriceWaterHouseCooper
Domino's Pizza Ropes & Gray LLP
Fish Family Foundation