Foundations and Funds

Foundations List

Foundation Name Principal Activities Actual Support and Assistance*

Mizuho Education Welfare Foundation

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.) JPY 1,034.90 million

Mizuho Welfare Foundation

Support (project support, support for R&D) and donations (donations of adapted vehicles, electric–powered wheelchairs) to improve the welfare of children with disabilities JPY 1,021.15 million

Mizuho International Foundation

Scholarship support for international students in and outside Japan (university students) 288 persons
JPY 611.58 million

Mizuho Foundation for the Promotion of the Sciences

Support fund for early career academic research JPY 454.67 million

Mizuho Scholarship Foundation

Financial support for university students who find it difficult to continue their education for economic reasons 296 persons
JPY 449.26 million

Mizuho USA Foundation

Charitable grants for nonprofits' programs to support underserved communities; grants for employee volunteer activities; matching gifts program USD 11.2 million

Mizuho Foundation (University of International Business and Economics (China))

Support for nurturing young people to enable them to be active in China's financial industry CNY 600,000

Mizuho Incentive Funds (China)

Support in the basic education field in China 2,400 persons
CNY 12.0 million

Mizuho Aishin Charity Fund (Taiwan)

Fund for supporting education, medical care, and welfare NTD 7,064,024

Charitable Trust Mizuho Asian Fund

Public charitable trust with the objective of contributing to education of local professionals who will contribute to improving the social infrastructure in Southeast Asia (offers scholarship aid, donations of teaching materials to primary schools, and recreation opportunities) NTD 1,118,900

*   Note: In fiscal 2002 and after, figures are the cumulative totals.
(However, cumulative totals for the Mizuho USA Foundation began in fiscal 2003, for the Charitable Trust Mizuho Asian Fund in fiscal 2001, and for Mizuho Incentive Funds (China) in fiscal 2006.)

Mizuho Education Welfare Foundation

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 exchange 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, in regard mainly to 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.

Mizuho Welfare Foundation

The Mizuho Welfare Foundation provides assistance, grants, and other forms of help to welfare facilities that are working to improve the welfare of people with disabilities as well as assistance for research related to welfare provided for people with disabilities. It also runs donation programs to help people with disabilities extend their range of activities and become more involved in society.

Mizuho International Foundation

The Mizuho International Foundation awards scholarships and aid to international university students in Japan and to Japanese students at universities outside Japan. It supports 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.

Mizuho Foundation for the Promotion of the Sciences

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.

Mizuho Scholarship Foundation

The Mizuho Scholarship Foundation provides student 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.

Mizuho USA Foundation

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

 

2020 Highlights

  • Program Grants
    Mizuho awarded a total of USD 440,000 to support 11 nonprofit organizations focused on the recovery of small businesses and employment in New York City's underserved neighborhoods.
  • Mizuho Matching Gifts Program
    The Foundation provided USD 137,361 in gifts matching our employees' donations to charitable organizations in the United States.
  • Community Involvement Grants Program
    The Foundation contributed a total of USD 62,500 to 10 organizations with which our employees volunteered in the United States.

Visit the Mizuho USA Foundation website for the guidelines of the Mizuho USA Foundation.

Mizuho Foundation (University of International Business and Economics (China))

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 Institute of Finance (now, University of International Business and Economics). The resources of this fund are used to hold seminars on finance and economics.

Mizuho Incentive Funds (China)

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.

Mizuho Aishin Charity Fund (Taiwan)

A fund to primarily provide support in the areas of education, medicine, and social welfare.

Charitable Trust Mizuho Asian Fund

A charitable trust that supports the sound development of local professionals who will assume the role of improving the social infrastructure in Southeast Asian countries.

Activities

  • 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

 

FY2019 Initiatives

  • Awarded scholarships to 50 students at Yangon University of Economics and Monywa University of Economics
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