Foundations and Funds
|Foundation Name||Principal Activities||Actual Support and Assistance*|
|Support for elementary and secondary education (in remote areas and for special education) as well as social welfare projects for the elderly (gifts of athletic equipment and books, donations of vehicles, project support, support for R&D, etc.)||JPY951.74 million|
|Support for welfare (project support, support for R&D), payments, and donations (Donations of welfare vehicles, electric–powered wheelchairs) for children with disabilities||JPY928.41 million|
|Scholarship support for foreign students in and outside Japan (university students)||248 persons|
|Support fund for the academic research of the younger generations||JPY407.78 million|
|Financial support for university students who find it difficult to continue their education for economic reasons||268 persons|
|Charitable grants for nonprofits' programs to support underserved communities; grants for employee volunteer activities; matching gift program.||USD8,651,000|
|Support for nurturing young people to enable them to be active in China's financial industry||CNY600,000|
|Support in the basic education field in China||2,400 persons|
|Fund for supporting education, medical care, and welfare||NTD6,644,024|
|Public charitable trust with the objective of contributing to education of local human resources who will contribute to putting the social infrastructure in order in Southeast Asia (Offers scholarship aid, donations of teaching materials to primary schools, and offers recreation opportunities)||NTD1,118,900|
* Note: In fiscal 2002 and after, figures are the accumulated totals.
(However, accumulated totals for the Mizuho USA Foundation began in fiscal 2003, those for the Charitable Trust Mizuho Asian Fund began in fiscal 2001, and those for Mizuho Incentive Funds (China) began in fiscal 2006.)
The Mizuho Education Welfare Foundation provides grants for elementary and secondary education, as well as for social welfare businesses. In the education field, the Foundation donates sports equipment and children's books for education in remote areas. The Foundation also provides support for interchange activities among schools of differing sizes and environmental circumstances in differing regions. For children and students with disabilities, the Foundation provides assistance in the special education area. In the social welfare field, regarding mainly such activities on behalf of senior citizens, the Foundation provides grants to voluntary organizations, uses grants to support activities that involve preventive care and the promotion of health, and donates funds to groups that provide food to older persons.
The Mizuho Welfare Foundation provides assistance, grants, and other forms of help to welfare facilities that are working to improve the welfare of disabled people as well as assistance for research related to welfare provided for disabled people. It also runs donation programs to help people with disabilities extend their range of activities and become more involved in society. Money is also provided to translate textbooks and other materials into Japanese braille to support the educational pursuits of visually impaired university students.
Awarded scholarships and aid to foreign university students in Japan and for Japanese students in foreign universities and supported the development of individuals who will be leaders in international relations to promote mutual understanding between Japan and countries worldwide and contribute to international friendship and goodwill.
The Mizuho Foundation for the Promotion of the Sciences provides grants for high–quality research in the field of engineering to provide encouragement and support for the young people who hold Japan's future in their hands. It also runs essay competitions on themes relating to law and economics, and the winners receive study grants.
The Mizuho Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship loans for university students and others who would otherwise be unable to continue their studies for economic reasons. In addition to an annual gathering for scholarship students, graduates, and university officials, every two months, students in Tokyo attend individual interviews to report their progress and receive advice on various matters. The Foundation aims to give many talented people an opportunity to see the world through these support activities.
The mission of the Mizuho USA Foundation is to provide grants to support community development and education initiatives that contribute to the strength and vitality of our surrounding communities. Currently, grants are awarded to nonprofit charitable organizations to support innovative programs addressing critical needs such as affordable housing, economic development, workforce development, and college and career readiness in New York City's underserved neighborhoods.
In addition, the Foundation also awards grants in support of employee community involvement in the United States through two small grants programs:
- Mizuho Matching Gifts Program: a 1–to–1 match for qualifying contributions made by eligible employees to qualifying nonprofits
- Community Involvement Grants Program: small grants to nonprofits with which Mizuho U.S. offices organize volunteer projects
- Program Grants
Mizuho awarded a total of USD480,000 to twelve programs of nonprofit organizations in New York, including those providing support for the affordable housing preservation, job training, and poverty alleviation.
- Mizuho Matching Gifts Program
The Foundation provided USD108,024 in gifts matching our employees' donations to charitable organizations in the United States.
- Community Involvement Grants Program
The Foundation contributed a total of USD63,000 to 14 organizations with which our employees volunteered in the United States.
Visit the Mizuho USA Foundation website for the guidelines of the Mizuho USA Foundation.
A fund to support the education of young students who plan to work in China's financial industry. This fund was founded in 1995 in cooperation with the China Financial University (now, University of International Business and Economics). The resources of this fund are used to hold seminars on finance and economics.
To support basic education in China, Mizuho Bank established the Mizuho Incentive Fund in fiscal 2006 for three schools: the junior high schools affiliated with Renmin University of China, Peking University, and Tsinghua University.
A fund to primarily provide support in the areas of education, medicine, and social welfare
- Donated NTD 220,000 (approx. JPY 810,000 ) to the Ministry of Education, Taiwan
- Donated NTD 30,000 (approx. JPY120,000 ) to Taiwan University Scholarship.
- Received recognition from the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) for contributing to the development of human resources in Taiwan
A charitable trust that supports the healthy development of local human resources who will assume the role of improving the social infrastructure in Southeast Asian countries
- Scholarships for students
- Donation of teaching materials to elementary schools in the northeastern area of Thailand
- Providing opportunities for recreation, such as soccer and volleyball
- Awarded scholarships to 50 students at Yangon University of Economics and Mandalay University of Economics.