Mizuho USA Foundation

The Mizuho USA Foundation’s long-term mission is to strengthen and sustain our surrounding communities.

Since its formation in 2003, the Mizuho USA Foundation has focused on supporting outstanding organizations and programs that strengthen and sustain underserved communities in New York City. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $14 million in grants for innovative programs that address economic and societal challenges, and we continue to evolve our philanthropic efforts to meet changing community needs. 

New Grant Focus

At Mizuho, we believe in the transformative power of technology, both for business and the communities in which we live and work. In the rapidly evolving marketplace, technological knowledge and application are critical to career readiness. However, gaps in access and  opportunity are leaving many capable young adults behind. 

In 2023, Mizuho announced a new grantmaking strategy targeting the intersection of technology and equity, supporting innovative and effective nonprofits in New York City that help underrepresented young adults acquire the technical and professional skills necessary to access competitive-wage jobs.



Why have we chosen this path?

As the corporate foundation of a leading financial services firm, we recognize that our industry and corporate clients are moving through a profound digital transformation. We aspire for a future where everyone, regardless of background, has access to technology skills that can put them on a path toward financial well-being and career success. Working with our community partners, the Mizuho USA Foundation is focused on helping young adults who possess the ability and desire to succeed but lack the training that today’s workforce requires. 

On a macro level, digital tech ability is necessary to enable a robust civil society, dynamic economic activity, and the achievement of critical world targets such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

Grant Programs 

We have launched two new grant programs to support organizations that promote equitable access to IT training and employment opportunities, build skills for the future, and empower young adults to achieve their full potential:

1) FutureReady Grants – multi-year grant support for nonprofit organizations to provide training in technology skills, expand exposure and access to career paths, and support achievement of employment. 

2)  Opportunity Grants – general operating support for nonprofits engaged in technology training and career access for underrepresented young adults.  

Community Involvement Grants

Our employees in the US can decide where they want to make an impact and request grants for nonprofits in education, arts and culture, health, environment and community development through our Community Involvement Grants Program which provides small grants to nonprofits with which Mizuho offices and employee resource groups volunteer.


What’s next?

We will post updated information about grant opportunities in July 2024. We are committed to continuously refining our approach and supporting organizations that align with our vision. Please join us in embracing the positive, transformative power of technology. Together, we can create a future where everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to acquire technological skills that open doors.

Contact information

Mizuho USA Foundation, Inc.
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1104

[email protected]



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