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Initiative Program

Initiative Program for Fiscal 2017(Not open to the general public.)

Program Objectives

The  purpose of this program is to discover projects that can facilitate the development of future grant programs of the Toyota Foundation. The application process is closed to the public and the
Foundation makes grants, occasionally by co-funding with other organizations, for projects which
contribute to developing the nonprofit sector, including strengthening the infrastructures of NPOs.
Under this program, the Foundation also provides grants to projects in which private foundations
can have considerable significance at its own discretion.

Great East Japan Earthquake
Three years on from its inception, the Foundation believes that “Great East Japan Earthquake” has completed its role in supporting community activities at public housing for reconstruction, given that  local  governments  have  started  similar  subsidy  programs  to  support  housing  for  people  in disaster areas and only 10 projects were proposed for fiscal 2016.
For fiscal 2017, therefore, the Foundation will provide grants to research projects to review and  assess the impacts of our past program.  The projects, chosen at the Foundation's discretion and without proposal solicitation, will help prepare for more effective response to future disasters  as well as identify community issues that remain six years after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Funded Projects

2016

TYT ID Project Title Representative Organization Grant
Amount (Yen)
D16-PI-0001 2016 Internship Program to Connect Regional Youth and NPOs Akemi Tezuka NPO Fujisawa NPO Network 5,000,000
D16-PI-0002 Enhancement of Bases for Fostering and Reinforcing Community Foundations Nationwide Masataka fukao Community Foundation JAPAN 10,000,000
D16-PI-0003 Development of Training Program for Evaluating NPO Activity Noboru Hayase Japan NPO Center 6,000,000
D16-PI-0004 Research on the Social Innovation Eco-System in Asia Ken Ito Keio University 8,000,000
D16-PI-0005 Holding of the East Asia Civil Society Forum on the Theme of "Civil Society and Social Innovation" Tatsuo Ohta The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations 800,000
D16-PI-0006 Enchancement of Archives at the International House of Japan Takahiro Furuhata International House of Japan 3,000,000

2015

TYT ID Project Title Representative Organization Grant
Amount (Yen)
D15-PI-0001 2015 Internship Program to Connect Regional Youth and NPOs Akemi Tezuka NPO Fujisawa NPO Network 5,300,000
D15-PI-0002 Field Survey of Case Decisions of Nonprofit Corporations Noboru Hayase Japan NPO Center 3,500,000
D15-PI-0003 Developing a Participatory Program for “Concerned Citizens” Exploring and Learning Asia: Towards New Relationship
between Asia and Japan
Noriyuki Osada Institute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization 5,000,000
D15-PI-0004 Archiving the Material Concerning the Process of Drafting Japan’s Bill for Nonprofit Organizations Takako Sasaki Machi Pot 1,000,000
D15-PI-0005 Support for NPO Internships and Programs to Establish Support of NPO Activities Among Young People Yoshiyuki Takajyo Actionport Yokohama 3,000,000

2014

TYT ID Project Title Representative Organization Grant
Amount (Yen)
D14-PI-0001 An impact survey on implementation of Charities Act 2006 Tatsuo Ohta The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations 2,000,000
D14-PI-0002 2014 Community-Building Internship Program to Connect Regional Youth and NPOs Akemi Tezuka NPO Fujisawa NPO Network 5,500,000
D14-PI-0003 Field Survey of Case Decisions of Nonprofit Corporations Noboru Hayase Japan NPO Center 3,000,000
D14-PI-0004 Examining the State of Recovery in Banda Ache 10 Years After the 2004 Sumatra Tsunami: Learning from the Banda Ache
Experiences in Preparation of Next Large Scale Tsunami Disaster
Yasuo Tanaka Kobe University 3,000,000
D14-PI-0005 International Symposium on Interdisciplinary Approach to Reconciliation Kazuko Mori Waseda University 1,000,000
D14-PI-0006 Field Surveys of Japanese Community Foundations and Forums for Socializing Projects Masataka Fukao Community Foundation JAPAN 3,200,000
D14-PI-0007 Symposium for Focused Educational Activities Following Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities
Yasuo Arashidani Japan Disability Forum 1,500,000
D14-PI-0008 Establishing Grant Programs to Promote Funds Supported by Civil Society and Community Foundations Yoshinori Yamaoka Civil Society Initiative Fund 20,000,000
D14-PI-0009 Support for NPO Internships and Programs to Establish Support of NPO Activities Among Young People Yoshiyuki Takajyo Actionport Yokohama 3,000,000
D14-PI-0010 Sonraku Human Resource Training Boot Camp for Local Innovation Yoshihito Senda Sonraku 4,000,000

2013

TYT ID Project Title Representative Organization Grant
Amount (Yen)
D13-PI-0001 「Kodomo Mirai Kan」, a community space for children in Miyagi Shinji Yamashita Human Security Forum ¥5,000,000
D13-PI-0002 Community Building through Study and Activity at Temporary Housing in Fukushima Chiyo Wakatsuki BEANS Fukushima ¥5,500,000
D13-PI-0003 Study Support and Environmental Arrangement in Iwate Katsuhiko Yamamoto Children’s Empowerment Iwate ¥4,500,000
D13-PI-0004 Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) for 2013 Maria Serena Diokno SEASREP Foundation ¥10,000,000
D13-PI-0005 Capacity Building of the Japan Foundation Center Hiroshi Tanaka The Japan Foundation Center ¥3,000,000
D13-PI-0006 Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program(SEASREP) Maria Serena Diokno SEASREP Foundation ¥30,000,000
D13-PI-0007 Enhancement of the UNESCO Chair International Training Course on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management and Posttraining
Follow-up
Kenzo Toki Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University ¥30,000,000

2012

TYT ID Project Title Representative Organization Grant
Amount (Yen)
D12-PI-0001 Backup for Children in Fukushima Wakatsuki Chiyo BEANS Fukushima ¥6,000,000
D12-PI-0002 Study Support and Environmental Arrangement in Iwate Katsuhiko Yamamoto Children’s Empowerment Iwate ¥6,000,000
D12-PI-0003 「Kodomo Mirai Kan」, a community space for children in Miyagi Shinji Yamashita Human Security Forum ¥6,000,000
D12-PI-0004 Asian Studies in Africa Workshop Philippe M. F. Peycam The International Institute of Asian Studies ¥1,000,000
D12-PI-0005 Operation of Language Training and Post Graduate Fellowshop Programs and Writing and Pre-Publication Project Maria Serena Diokno SEASREP Foundation ¥1,000,000
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