Thank You to All of Our Supporters!

Following the disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, we at JCIE were amazed at the generosity shown by old friends and new acquaintances alike. Individuals and organizations around the world went to great lengths to help by contributing to JCIE’s Japan NGO Earthquake Relief & Recovery Fund as well as to other disaster funds managed by JCIE.

More than $1.7 million was contributed to the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief & Recovery Fund by individuals, corporations, schools, churches, and philanthropic foundations. The range of people who have organized special fundraising drives is extraordinary—from American schoolchildren to Japanese artists to healthcare professionals in Taiwan.

Half of the funds contributed in the initial three months were designated for groups working on the ground to provide immediate relief and all of that amount—a total of $304,000—was distributed to 6 exemplary organizations. But the path to recovery after disasters like this is a long one, so we allocated the remaining funds entrusted to us to support more than 30 innovative organizations engaged in the recovery over the long term. These organizations are playing a critical, long-term role in rebuilding communities and helping people get back on their feet.

Meanwhile, other supporters aided the recovery by donating nearly $2 million through additional JCIE-managed funds, including the Bain Capital Japan Disaster Relief Fund and other initiatives. This heartfelt support has played a major role in helping the region get back on its feet, and for that we are extremely grateful.

Major Support for the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief & Recover Fund

Affinity Group on Japanese Philanthropy

Bingham, LLC

BTMU Americas Foundation

Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan

Hitachi Foundation

Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI)

Japan-America Society of Kentucky (JASK)

Japan-America Society of Tennessee (JAST) Tomodachi Fund

Kizuna LLC and Japan America Society of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

MetLife Alico Japan

MetLife Foundation

Mizuho USA Foundation


Individual Donors

We are deeply grateful to the more than 1,000 individual donors from around the world who have made contributions, although their names are too numerous to list.


Event Organizers and Other Community Support

Airway Cleaners, LLC (Rockville Centre, NY)


Artists in Action for Japan (New York, NY)

California Next Gen Film Festival (Sacramento, CA)

Central School (Larchmont, NY)

Chadwick School (Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA)

CSUSB Japan Student Association (San Bernardino, CA)

Dale Rand Printing (Portland, ME)

Des Moines International Eucharistic Community

The Dove Parlour

Elms College (Chicopee, MA)

Ganbare Japan Fundraiser (New York, NY)

Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

Good Neighbor Montessori, Inc. (Palo ALto, CA)

Google / Google Japan

Japan Alumnae Association of the Sacred Heart (JASH)

Japan Tech, MKG Global Technology, Inc. (Park Ridge, NJ)

Japan–America Society of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)

Japanese Association of Southern Oregon (Medford, OR)

Japanese community of Terre Haute, IN

Japanese New Yorkers and Moms United to Support Japan (New York, NY)

Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Bremerton, WA)

Koto Japanese Steak House (Albany, NY)

Kurosawa Piano Music Foundation (San Jose, CA)

Laramie Youth Musicians (Laramie, WY)

Lintilhac Foundation, Inc. (Shelburne, VT)

Lounsberry Hollow Middle School (Vernon, NJ)

Luther Lee Emerson Elementary School (Demarest, NJ)

Mamaroneck Public Library (Mamaroneck, NY)

Manhattan Country School (New York, NY)

Martina Arroyo Foundation, Inc. (New York, NY)

Meltdown Comics, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)

Metropages (New York, NY)

Microsoft (Princeton, NY)

Mission Fish (New York, NY)

Mizuho Bank (New York, NY)

Neighborhood of Indian Village (Rye, NY)

The Next Generation Committee of the Ohrstrom Foundation

Nichibei Fujinkai New Jersey

North Star High School (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (Australia)

Pacific Media Association (Los Angeles, CA)


Play for Japan USA (San Francisco Bay Area, CA)

PS 41 Manhattan (New York, NY)

RiverWinds Gallery (Beacon, NY)

Rocky Mountain Anime Association (Denver, CO)

The Salter Family (NH, ME)

Sato & LaMontagne Wedding (CA)

Sava’s Restaurant (Ann Arbor, MI)

South River Miso Co., Inc. (Conway, MA)

Sweet Revenge (New York, NY)

Tulips in Harmony charity concert series (Los Angeles, CA)

True World Foods Boston LLC (Boston, MA)

Univa America, Inc. (New York, NY)

Urban Pathways, Inc. (New York, NY)

UW Laboratory School (Laramie, WY)

We Heart Japan (Los Angeles, CA)

Zumba Fitness Fundraiser for Japan (New York, NY)

X-Philes for Japan


Major Support for Other Relief & Recovery Initiatives

Bain Capital, LLC

Domino’s Pizza

Fish Family Foundation


Ropes & Gray LLC