On March 12, 2011, Japan Society created the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund go to organizations that directly help victims of the March 11 disaster.
Japan’s recovery is expected to take five years or more. With this in mind, Japan Society is working to gauge the long-term needs of those affected by the disaster with the goal of supporting organizations that will contribute to continuing recovery and reconstruction. As long as individuals, corporations and foundations show interest in supporting the recovery and reconstruction process in Japan, Japan Society will keep the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund open for contributions. As we have seen in the past in places like the Gulf Coast in the United States and in Haiti, the need is great not just in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, but also in the longer-term recovery and reconstruction process.
Click here for a partial listing of Japan Earthquake Relief Fund supporters.
MAKE AN ONLINE DONATIONTo 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
Please make your checks payable to "Japan Society" and indicate Japan Earthquake Relief Fund on the memo section of the check.
FUND RECIPIENTSOf the funds that have been generously donated so far, we have earmarked $13.6 million to 43 organizations in support of 64 projects on the front lines of relief, recovery and reconstruction in Tohoku. Read more about these organizations or read the latest press release.
- SweetTreat 311: Ogatsu Camp - An Exploration from the Mountain to the Sea
- Remembering and Giving Thanks in Rikuzentakata
- Inspiring Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tohoku
- BEYOND Tomorrow Prepares Young Leaders
- Rebuilding Communities with Art and Culture
- Reviving Local Economies, Building Community
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.