Environmental Grant Program
Since its establishment the Foundation has been providing environmental grants to NPOs/NGOs that are actively engaged in environment conservation activities around the world with the aim to create a sustainable society.
Number of assisted projects / Total cost
Introduction of Activities by Organizations-recipients of the 29th Open Application Grants
NPO Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden Volunteer Association (Nagano Prefecture)
Conducts projects related to the conservation of the local natural environment and social education. In addition to the Togakushi Fureai no Mori project, which involves tree planting and clearing, the group holds various nature observation events.
NPO Forest Volunteer Taketori Monogatari no Kai (Osaka)
Implements activities that facilitate coexistence with the satoyama and satoumi environment, as well as environmental conservation activities in the community. In addition to the thinning of bamboo and hinoki cypress plantations, felling of withered konara oak trees, and production of bamboo charcoal, bamboo vinegar solution, bamboo paper and bamboo chips, the group carries out various activities to learn from satoyama.
Hinode Nature Club (Tokyo)
Conducts activities to familiarize people with and deepen their understanding of nature with the aim of fostering a love for nature. Activities include observations, study sessions, exhibitions and biological surveys for elementary, middle and high school students.
Sakatsuki River Fan Club (Chiba Prefecture)
Conducts river-cleaning activities including collection of large waste, water quality surveys and biological surveys in the Sakatsuki River, which is polluted by residential wastewater. The club also carries out activities to protect the natural environment and rare species, as well as public relations and educational activities.